I am Nigerian-Canadian—this means I was born and raised in Canada, but ethnically, I am Nigerian. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh in the world. Like every country, Nigeria juxtapositions within its nation. There are the good and bad sides. The villages and the cities. The calm and the glamourous lifestyles. The rich and the poor. However, the contrasting patterns fail with the healthcare problem Nigeria has been facing for a long time, affecting many citizens. Nigeria has one of the most flawed healthcare systems, ranking 142nd out of 195 countries according to The Lancet in 2018.
Written by: Nicole Nwosu (Communications Committee)