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Impact of Health Insurance on Nigeria Police Force Fct Command

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Health care in Nigeria
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Health care provision in Nigeria is a concurrent responsibility of the three tiers of government in the country.[1] However, because Nigeria operates a mixed economy, private providers of health care have a visible role to play in health care delivery. The federal government's role is mostly limited to coordinating the affairs of the university teaching hospitals, Federal Medical Centres (tertiary health care) while the state government manages the various general hospitals (secondary health care) and the local government focus on dispensaries (primary health care),[2] (which are regulated by the federal government through NPHCDA). The total expenditure on health care as % of GDP is 4.6, while the percentage of federal government expenditure on health care is about 1.5%.[3] A long run indicator of the ability of the country to provide food sustenance and avoid malnutrition is the rate of growth of per capita food production; from 1970–1990, the rate for Nigeria was 0.25%.[4] Though small, the positive rate of per capita may be due to Nigeria's importation of food products.
Contents[hide]     * 1 Health insurance   * 2 Mental health   * 3 Issues       * 3.1 Regulation of pharmaceuticals       * 3.2 Geographic inequality       * 3.3 Emigration   * 4 Services provided       * 4.1 Cancer care   * 5 Commercialisation of public health service delivery   * 6 Criticism   * 7 Maternal and child healthcare   * 8 See also   * 9 References   * 10 External links |
[edit] Health insurance
Historically, health insurance in Nigeria can be applied to a few instances: free health care provided and financed for all citizens, health care provided by government through a special health insurance scheme for government employees and private firms entering contracts with private health care providers.[5] However, there are few people who fall within the three instances.
In May 1999, the government...

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