About 930 million people worldwide are at risk of falling into poverty due to out-of-pocket health spending of 10% or more of their household budget. Across the world, investments in primary health care improve equity and access, health care performance, calls for accountability of health systems, and long-term healthcare reform
What is primary health care?
Primary healthcare is the first contact a person has with the health system when they have a health problem. Or an illness.It is the provision of health services, including diagnosis and treatment of a health condition, and support in managing long-term healthcare, including chronic and sometimes severe conditions. Primary healthcare includes seeing health professionals to help you maintain good health, with regular health checks, health advice when you have concerns, and support for future purposes.
Factors like limited health providers, inadequate infrastructure, and healthcare costs just to name a few has caused some limitations to the provision of adequate healthcare services While some of these factors are directly related to the health system and access to health services, the evidence is clear that a broad range of factors beyond health services play a critical role in shaping health and well-being. These include social protection, food systems, education, and environmental factors, among others.
Providing quality healthcare
Improving the quality of healthcare is a complex and ongoing process that involves multiple support and investments and including healthcare providers, policymakers, patients, and communities. Here are some key strategies and approaches to enhance healthcare quality:
Prioritize patient needs and preferences in treatment decisions.
Healthcare in Nigeria faces challenges such as limited access, inadequate infrastructure, and healthcare disparities. The government has been working to improve the system, but many Nigerians still rely on private healthcare providers. We hope to be the change we want to see, as it begins with us all