Health is not just a blessing one wishes for, but a fundamental human right recognized Constitutionally and in regional and international covenants, some of which Nigeria has ratified.
Accordingly, the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is required not only to implement schemes that will improve the health status of the citizens but also to institutionalize systems that will ensure, promote and protect their right to good health.
Sadly, the country has not made any appreciable progress in the realization of her citizens right to goodand affordable health care. The healthcare system is grossly under-funded and poorly managed. Access to safe essential drugs and facilities is severely limited Staff morale is low while ethics and professionalism hardly drive the provision of healthcare services.
The human rights of patients are violated with impunity. Respect for privacy, confidentiality and patients right to participate in decisions concerning their care is almost non-existent.
To advocate for the full realization of the right to health in Nigeria and to promote respect for ethics and human rights in healthcare policies and practices, especially for vulnerable groups such as People Living With HIV/AIDS, women, youths and children.
A Nigeria in which quality healthcare is affordable and accessible; where patients are treated with dignity and their human rights respected irrespective of gender, age, social status or disease condition.
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