Tuesday, May 21

There has been a resurgence of polio in Nigeria. After nearly two years of relative quiet, the dreaded virus has made a comeback. Four cases were found in Borno state, the epicenter of a devastating war that has caused the deaths of about a 100,000 people, displacement of 1.9 million people, and has left 2.5 million people suffering from severe acute malnutrition. More than 5 million people — including women and children — require food assistance.

As organizations look to enter Nigeria’s healthcare and pharmaceutical sector, understanding the major challenges in the healthcare industry takes precedence. In an effort to provide some context for these challenges, gaining an understanding of how the Nigerian healthcare industry is set up, as well as how it currently functions, is a necessity.