Commitment To Security Of Health Workers In Nigeria Needed To Deliver Necessary Care

Huffington Post: Health Care Workers Need Security in Northern Nigeria
Toyin Ojora-Saraki, founder-president of the Wellbeing Foundation Africa

“Access is already one of Africa’s biggest health care provision challenges, and the militant insurgency in the north of Nigeria is adding a layer of difficulty and hampering potential progress. … The insurgency is having massively detrimental effects on the lives of families in the northern states of Nigeria. There is no simple solution, but in order to deliver necessary health care, there needs to be a commitment to security for health professionals. Ensuring governance, rebuilding education systems, and resettling internally displaced peoples will take time. However, in the short term, we need to heighten security to get health care workers to the people that need access to health care…” (8/20).

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