Health: Over 70% Of Drugs Dispensed In Nigeria Are Substandard – NPHCDA

The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NPHCDA, has reportedly disclosed that over 70 percent of medical drugs being dispensed in Nigeria are substandard, adding that the majority of Nigerians did not have access to health services.

The Agency reportedly made this known on its website on Sunday, 20th  March, 2022.

 According to the Agency,  “The majority of Nigerians do not have access to health services; 20 per cent of all maternal deaths globally occur in Nigeria; infant mortality occurs at a rate of 19 deaths per 1,000 births; children under five are dying at a rate of 128 per 1,000; over 70 percent of medical drugs dispensed in Nigeria are substandard.”

It noted, “The weaknesses of the PHC system led to the under-utilisation of the PHC, resulting in significant burden within the health sector, with patients over-lying on tertiary and secondary health care services.”

It also made it known, “Exorbitant health expenditures to access care place huge financial burdens on households and drive poverty.”

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