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Palliative Care Trends and Challenges in Nigeria – The Journey So Far

Nigeria is the most populous country in Nigeria with a population of 170-180 million people; the health system is “pay for service” for the majority of people. In recent times, with increase longevity the prevalence of chronic diseases that are life threatening requiring palliative care has escalated. Such patients compete for the limited available resources and bed spaces in the hospitals and often terms labelled as bed-blockers.

Author(s): Folaju O Oyebola

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