THE HEALTH SECTOR REFORMS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS ON HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SERVICES IN NIGERIA

Authors

  • USMAN SAMBO Yobe State University, Damaturu

Keywords:

Health, Healthcare, Nigeria, Policy, Reform, Services

Abstract

Healthcare is one of the fundamentals determinants of wellbeing and good governance across the world. Nigeria is among the countries with challenges of an effective healthcare delivery services and because of that, healthcare reform was adopted to ensure that reaching out to the public is effective. This study is an investigation of the healthcare sector reforms introduced in Nigeria to the extent of its successes and / or impact; and the challenges encountered in achieving the target of the reforms. The research used both primary and secondary sources for data collection. The primary sources include in-depth interviews with selected informants in the health sector. The secondary sources consist of books, journals, internet, government documents, and other existing data on the subject matter of the study. The data obtained were discussed and analysed using content analysis and some statistical aids in the process. The research discovered several challenges that impede the healthcare reforms from realising its targets. These include lack of political will, lack of community involvement and transparency. Based on these findings, the study recommends among many others that objective analyses of needs and opportunities aimed at improving health workers’ capacities be carried out in order to strengthen the healthcare system in a sustainable manner.

Author Biography

USMAN SAMBO, Yobe State University, Damaturu

Department of Political Science and Administration,
Faculty of Social and Management Sciences,
Yobe State University, Damaturu, Nigeria

Published

2020-01-01