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Why Nigeria's weak health system affects women and girls the most

By Akanni Ibukun Akinyemi, Professor, Obafemi Awolowo University
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Nigeria’s healthcare service delivery is very poor. It ranks among the worst globally in terms of access and quality. In 2018 it was ranked 142 out of 195 countries by the general medical journal, the Lancet. The World Bank ranks it 42 on a scale of 100 in its universal coverage index, which indicates the availability of essential healthcare services in the participating countries.

Some of the reasons for…

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