18/12/2017 Blog

Nigeria’s Health System in Figures

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I. Number of registered healthcare professionals

  • Doctors – 40,000
  • Nurses and midwives – 125,000
  • Pharmacists – 12,000
  • Radiographers – 500
  • Nigeria-trained doctors in diaspora – 15,000

 

II. Number of registered health facilities

  • Hospitals – 34,000
  • Medical Laboratories/ Diagnostic Centres – 10,000
  • Licenced Pharmacies – 3,600

 

 III. Number of Registered Hospitals by Ownership

  • Private Hospitals – 11,400
  • Public Hospitals – 23,000

 

IV. Number of Registered Hospitals by Type

  • Primary – 30,300
  • Secondary – 4,000
  • Tertiary – 100

V. Doctor to Patient Ratio

  • WHO recommendation – 1:600
  • Nigeria – 1:6000

 

VI. Life Expectancy

  • Nigeria – 52 years
  • Japan – 83 years

 

VII. Sources of Healthcare Funding

  • Household out-of-pocket  – 70%
  • Government expenditure – 19%
  • Health insurance – 7%
  • Donors’ fund – 4%

 

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