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Title:Essential medicines in Nigeria: foregrounding access to affordable essential medicines
Author:Obuaku, Chinwe
Periodical:African Sociological Review (ISSN 1027-4332)
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:access to health care
medicinal drugs
External link:https://www.ajol.info/index.php/asr/article/view/135382/124881
Abstract:Within every functional healthcare system, access to quality and affordable essential medicine stands out as one of the building blocks. However, its significance has been underrated due to poor advocacy and research. The implication is that access to quality and affordable essential medicines remains a challenge to many people in low / middle income countries and could create difficulty in the attempt to reform healthcare systems and save lives if not given ample attention. This paper presents a critical discussion of the Nigerian health system with special focus on access to essential medicines as a component of the Nigerian healthcare system by drawing upon primary data, using qualitative research method. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]