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In February 2017 the Nigerian government approved the second National Strategic Health Development Plan (NSHDP II). Announcing the policy, Isaac Adewole, the minister of health, said that a technical working group headed by his predecessor, Eyitayo Lambo, had identified the key challenges and mistakes of the past in order to reposition the...

 

In a developing country with high rates of both communicable and non-communicable diseases, the provision of primary health care (PH) is imperative. PH focuses on the treatment and prevention of the most common diseases – such as malaria and tuberculosis – as well as maternal and child care, health education and the provision of essential...

 

Demographic booms come with both opportunities and challenges. Emerging countries with young populations can see a rise in economic growth; however, the so-called “demographic dividend” is contingent on the provision of ample jobs for a growing working population and the ability of workers to meet the demands of the labour market. With 43% of...

 

If Nigeria is to come to grips with its high youth unemployment rate, which reached 24% in mid-2016, the development of skills and core competencies in fields relevant to the country’s development is crucial. In recent years the government and private sector have increasingly cooperated on vocational training, but higher funding and a long-...

 

The current trajectory of the health care sector is defined in large part by the potential offered by Nigeria’s demographics and income profile. However, realising that potential will necessitate major investment and reforms to ensure that both public and private infrastructure can keep pace with demand.

 

As the population of Nigeria continues to exhibit strong growth, the pressure on public services, including education, will increase in the coming decade. Without further reform and attention, the state school system – currently underfunded and understaffed – is likely to come under severe stress.