Sunday, November 8, 2009

Nigeria and our super healthcare system.

I always wondered why I could never give valuable input in my Policy class on the healthcare system in America. Ihave to write a paper talking about how messed up Healthcare in America is

Nigeria has the fourth worse health system in the world (out of 190 countries). We ranked 187. I know people will say, they inflate and exagerrate statistics but when last did ANY of our relatives have major

And on of the few doctors in my village of a campus is Nigerian.

And the thousands of nurses of Doctors in America are Nigerian.

And millions more lining up at the Embassy trying for F-1 visas to study 'Public Health.'

Or my mum and sisters went on a health vacation to India for cheaper, more efficient health care in a hotel-style hospital FULL of Nigerians.

Travel Agents are beginning to branch out into the area of Health, no more hotels, cabins and best beaches to surf. Its now hospitals and doctors. Even to Sudan, Ghana (RIP, my aunt-in-law who died before heart surgery in Ghana)

And we waste so much time on Independence carnivals, I-rep Naija t-shirts, and cultural awareness celebrations (GOOD, I'm mama Africa Week/ anti-charity on my campus, so I'm guilty oh!) without realizing the reality of the situation on ground or figuring solutions out.

And My parents and their siblings have to send my Grandma to India to get a knee cap replacement for over $10,000 (cheaper than $30,000 to go to Israel which was top on preference for pilgrimage advantage).

Or my sister that could have been blind from piercing her eye (think graphic) but can see thanks to Mother's fringe benefits that paid millions for trips to london and india for laser surgery and subsequent maintenance.

So if they never went to school, my Grandma can't dream of walking thanks to illiterate children.

Anyway, if you ever want to be my friend, don't let me hear the word GREEN CARD!!! I'm kidding, but RELOCATION sounds sweeter to my ears.

Our government can never reform the system without people, I mean exposed, learned, intelligent people to do the job.

I vent!!!!

Thank God for his mercies.



Education, education, just as you say.
That's why people like you and other Nigerian people I know should relocate back to Nigeria after getting their degree. But, I will miss them.

Myn dear trust me i know all about naija healthcare system, i have sickle cell and no matter how ill i was, we never went to the hospital because they would ask you to buy simple things like drip. even the best hosp in naij is still average in the world standard so i defo agree with it. that is why i think the free nhs in england is the best thing about this country and the worst thing abt naij.
Howevr, i think that the american healthcare sys is an absolute JOKE, and is the reason I could never live there. the whole insurance thing is a sham, and its a disgrace that the greastest country in the world would choose money over the health of thier people. Infact if I should write a paper on it for u ehn, theyll expell you 4rm d skool straight!


I think you said it all, and I can't add anything to this.

Hope all is well though.

Babe,here's hoping you read this and get in touch.......
Its seems you and cidersweet hav decide to MIA on your arewa sis abi???

# 1 I LOVE this post and I LOVE YOUR BLOG.

#2 after reading this, i am most certain i want to go to naija to help my ppl (even though ive never been there)

#3 You HIT all the RIGHT points!
healthcare here in the US does suck, not as bad as Nigeria but there are SOOO MANY NIGERIAN LAWYERS,DOCTORS,ENGINEERS,NURSES practicing in the U.S and elsewhere in the world. I mean we already have enough of those in this country if they could all relocate to Nigeria, Nigeria would be unstoppable. those stupid politicians wouldnt be trying all their mess...but most ppl wont dare go back to light, no water no this no that all they wont get paid well so thats out of the question...that really shows how much nigerians care about the country...

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