How Covid-19 Has Impacted Nigeria's Healthcare Sector

Over nine months into the outbreak of Covid-19 in Nigeria, there are concerns about how well the country has managed the pandemic. Adejuwon Soyinka, from The Conversation Africa, asked Dr Doyin Odubanjo, executive secretary of the Nigerian Academy of Science, for his assessment of the situation and how it might affect the country's ability to manage other equally important diseases. Odubanjo explained that "Nigeria does not give health workers a comfortable environment to work in. The pressure of not getting good remuneration, not having equipment to work with, and growing insecurity, is pushing them out. If we have ever worried about migration of health workers, we need to worry much more now," he said.

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