WHO advocate over 150,000 doctors for UHC

Provost of College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Federal University Dutse Prof. Usman Ahmed says Nigeria needs additional 155,000 doctors at the ratio of one doctor to 1000 people to achieve the Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

According to World Health Organisation (WHO), Universal Health Coverage aims to ensure that all people have access to the needed services of sufficient quality without exposing persons to financial hardship.

Ahmed who is also a Professor of Health Sciences, University of Manchester, UK told newsmen that data from the Federal Ministry of Health shows that Nigeria has 45,000 doctors registered and practicing in Nigeria with a ratio of one doctor to 4008 people.

The Don recommended one doctor to 1000 people to replicate a model used in India, adding that India had 840,000 doctors in a ratio of one doctor to 1800 people.

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