As of 2020, the doctor to patient ratio in Nigeria stood at 1 doctor to as much as 2753 people instead of the standard 1 doctor to 600 people that is the WHO standard ratio1.
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The State Secretary, Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, Comrade Rose Momoh, disclosed this in a statement issued to journalists on Saturday.
This agency said it will achieve this goal through its State Accountability, Transparency and Effectiveness (State2state) activity, which will last for a period of five years, 2020-2025.
Dr. George Ugwu, the Executive Secretary of the Enugu State Primary Health Care Development Agency, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Thursday.
The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Monday.
Onanuga made the suggestions as a panelist at the two-day National Health Dialogue on UHC organised by some NGOs and Premium Times in Abuja
He said: “In our quest to improve health output, we aim to provide one PHC per ward in Nigeria, culminating in about 10,000 facilities.
“These facilities will be functional, service-ready and able to provide quality services at affordable cost.”