•Nigeria needs about 250,000 doctors Osahon says, recommends doctor to patient equal ratio
According to the President of the World Medical Association, Osahon Enabulele, Nigeria currently has less than 100,000 doctors, which is insufficient to meet the World Health Organization's recommended doctor-to-patient ratio.
Enabulele emphasized that Nigeria needs more than 250,000 doctors to address this shortage.
He also highlighted various challenges in the Nigerian healthcare system, such as inadequate funding, infrastructure, unemployment, workplace conditions, remuneration, brain drain, economic issues, inflation, and ineffective healthcare.
Additionally, he suggested the establishment of a Health Service Commission to better manage the healthcare system and enhance medical manpower, training, and human resource development.