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PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3  

...As Nigeria strives towards a better health care in the 21 st century


President, Nigerian Medical Association

Date of Web Publication29-Apr-2011

Correspondence Address:
Omede Idris
President, Nigerian Medical Association

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Idris O. ...As Nigeria strives towards a better health care in the 21 st century. Niger Med J 2011;52:3

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Idris O. ...As Nigeria strives towards a better health care in the 21 st century. Niger Med J [serial online] 2011 [cited 2019 Nov 18];52:3. Available from: http://www.nigeriamedj.com/text.asp?2011/52/1/3/80060

Distinguished scholars and readers of Nigerian Medical Journal (NMJ), I welcome you to the January-March 2011 edition, the first in the year 2011. This is one of our numerous ways of reaching our esteemed members and others in the medical family in our quest to be abreast with current trend in knowledge, skill acquisition, information dissemination and best practices.

Within the past 51 years (1960-2011), after Nigerian's independence, Nigerian health system has gone through many changes. These changes range from various inclusion of health in the development plans of Nigeria, with minimal demonstration of political will to make health have a pride of place; health policy 1988, revised in 1996, Health Reform 2004 the National Health Strategic Development Plan 2010 and the much awaited passage into an Act the Health bill. The Health bill has been in National Assembly since 2004. What is common in all these approaches to health is the need for focused attention on appropriate infrastructure, appropriate equipping and above all appropriate and adequate human resource for health. Surely if Nigeria must get it right, a compliment of these is a key towards attaining satisfactory and acceptable health status. These hinge on good political will and positive change of attitude by the leaders and the lead at all levels of governance and administration in the country.

Health is not a stand alone. Medical education involves research and application of educational processes in the training of physicians and other health professionals with a view to ensuring continuous quality and standards, in order to produce knowledgeable, competent and proficient physicians for the overall improvement in healthcare delivery and health of the people.

The Nigerian Medical Journal promises to keep tune with your various efforts in research, breakthrough and advances in the field of medicine and dentistry. Contribute your quota to the growth and sustainability of the journal as we strive towards online publication and international audience.

To the Editor and editorial team of Nigerian Medical Journal, keep the light on.




 

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