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Nigeria:History of Health Care System 2

Nigeria In The Early days
             Organised and standard health care found its foundation in missionaries hospitals. The Roman Catholic Church, Baptist and Anglican are to be paid tribute for this feat. Although they used this as a means for evangelism and spreading God's word. History has it that the Catholics founded the first hospital in Nigeria,Sacred heart hospital located in Abeokuta in 1895.Health care delivery was progressing due to World War I, and the first government hospital is the St.Margaret hospital located in Calabar in 1889. No wonder it was the first Colonial Capital Of Nigeria before Lagos and now Abuja. Colonial masters set up a centralized health system across west Africa which was controlled by their head office in London.            As time progressed,population expanded and these health services where decentralized although some key agencies like the West African Medical Research Centre was still maintained by the British Government. In Nigeria, doctor…

Nigeria:History of Health Care System

Nigeria, the most populous black nation in the world had her independence from the British Government in the year 1960. Everything was rosy, hopes were high for the nascent economy. The world looked up to the giant of Africa hoping the that it will become a force to reckon with in the world . But what went wrong? Along the way,it looked like we started "doing" ourselves instead of "doing" others. I'm sure you don't want to miss this articumentary, What are you waiting for? Come on! Come on! 

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