Tuesday
April 18
2017

Promoting health innovation in Nigeria through private sector intervention

Despite the large number of investments made in Nigeria’s health sector over the past 10 years, the attraction in achieving the desired results of improved health outcomes could be better.

Although healthcare innovations exist within the country, poor capacity/support systems for innovators have been one of the constraints to achieving scale.

A number of innovations have not made valuable or sustainable impact in the health sector due to the lack of enabling systems or programmes. Every year, Nigerians spend an estimated $1 billion  on medical treatment abroad.

This, however, buttresses the need for bold and innovative approaches to identify and support new and existing health programmes that could save a million lives annually.

Source: Vanguard News (link opens in a new window)

Categories
Health Care
Tags
global health, healthcare innovation