Do you trust Nigerian hospitals? Despite the passage of the national health bill in 2014, funds targets at basic healthcare provision are yet to be released.
So the ONE #MakeNaijaStronger Campaign and BattaBox have teamed up in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, to find out: what do Nigerians think of their primary healthcare facilities? Is government funding sufficient for basic, minimum healthcare or is the 1% of the basic healthcare provision fund critical to improve current health realities?
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Given the urgency of this issue, we hope to translate this discourse into tangible actions. You can join our member action by going to a primary health care facility near you, taking a picture of the facility, and sharing it on social media using the hashtag #MyNaijaClinic and #makenaijastronger.
Please tag the National Assembly and the Presidency on the picture. You can find us on twitter @ONEinNigeria.
“I trust Nigerian hospitals, but it’s very funny, because the President tells us we should patronise Nigerian products flies himself abraod when he is sick,” says one young Nigerian.
“If you go to public hospitals, you will need to pay money for so many things before a doctor even attends to you,” says one Nigerian lady.
“I use private healthcare because I get the best there,” says one Abuja businessman.
“The private clinics have much better and more equipment than government hospitals,” says a Nigerian student.
The problem is on several levels, but one of them is not enough government funding and transparency of funds for the health sector in Nigeria.
Do you trust Nigerian hospitals? Gist us in the comments!