Nigeria: More worrisome state of healthcare system persists as govt ignores rising medical brain-drain

WorldStage Newsonline (EXCLUSIVE)– Nigeria has one of the worst health records in Africa, including the second highest population with HIV and the largest number of deaths from malaria. This report by SEGUN OTOKITI, exposes that the sorry state of the country’s healthcare system is not only the same but more worrisome as stakeholders highlight the needs to start with an acknowledgement by the government that the brain drain is costing the country more than it benefits it in remittances.

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NOIPolls Personal Well-Being Index drops 0.7 point in Q4 2019

The NOIPolls Personal Well-Being report for Q4, 2019 revealed a marginal decrease of 0.7–point in Q4, 2019 to stand at 60.6-points as against 61.3-points obtained in Q3, 2019. The Personal Well-Being Index (PWBI) is determined by the satisfaction level of Nigerians on various components of their personal lives. Three of the seven factors that comprises the PWBI experienced an increase while the remaining four components experienced decrease in Q4, 2019. Personal security experienced the highest increase of 1.9-points to stand at 59.6-points in Q4, 2019 from the 57.7-points obtained in Q3, 2019. Also, the achievement in life index experienced a 0.9-point increase to stand at 49.3-points in Q4, 2019 from 48.4 points in Q3, 2019.

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