Mobile Health Technology is Key to Repositioning Nigeria’s Healthcare System

October 17, 2011 No Comments

SOURCE:  Vanguard

For Nigerians who can afford it, seeking medical attention abroad is routine. No thanks to them, health professionals within the medical industry in the United Kingdom, United States of America, Germany, and increasingly, South Africa and India, are smiling to the banks.

For Nigeria to reverse this ugly trend, and position itself to achieve Vision 20:20:20 and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the establishment of good healthcare delivery system is non-negotiable.

No doubt, a number of factors have hampered the rapid growth of the country’s healthcare system, range from inadequate facilities/infrastructure, shortage of personnel, Information system, inadequate training and high illiteracy rate among the people, power (electricity) and bandwidth. However, in some parts of the world, telemedicine has been used to overcome these challenges.

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