The World Health Organization classifies Nigeria as one of the countries with less than 5 Doctors per 10,000 population. This is likely to worsen as more doctors and other medical professionals continue to leave the country in search of greener pastures. Those who remain, are highly concentrated in the Urban communities and luxurious health care facilities.
This in itself makes it pretty difficult for persons living in the suburban communities, rural areas and slums to enjoy access to quality and affordable healthcare. Sometimes, all they require to stay healthy is medical advice but access to Medical professionals is so difficult. Many of these persons result to self care or even abandon their health.
The Health Volunteers Nigeria Initiative is addressing this inequality gap through our Community Health Outreaches targeted at Underserved Communities and indigent populations. These outreaches offer first-hand care and provide sustainable health information for people in those communities thereby improving the overall Community Health of residents.