Thursday, 2 July 2015

Obio Community Health Centre, Rivers State Reinvents Healthcare in Nigeria

Nigeria's health care system is weak, ranking a dismal 187 out of 194 World Health Organization member countries.

The vast majority of the 170 million Nigerians have no access to affordable and quality health care.

Most Nigerians must pay out of their own pocket for basic health care of doubtful quality.

In Nigeria, therefore, the goal of Universal health coverage (UCH) envisioned by the United Nations General Assembly on Dec.12,2012 remains unreacheable dream.

A key underlying driver of this sorry state of affairs is the lack of financial resources when and where it is needed most – at the point of care.

However, the case of Obio Community Health scheme has ignited hope for millions of ordinary Nigerians. As one patient says: “This scheme has wiped away our tears.”

Obio's model also shows that Nigerians are willing to pay for quality service.

The Obio model has been endorsed by the World Health Organisation and other key organizations, as well as independent experts, politicians and our own patients.

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