Urban Challenges in Lagos – access to health and education

Health care

Although healthcare provision is better in Lagos than in rural areas, it is not always free and may involve a long queue to see a doctor.

Vaccinations against diseases are available for children, but they often have to be paid for.

Investments in health care are not matching the rapid population growth of Lagos. Residents, particularly in squatter settlements, are at risk of diseases such as typhoid and malaria.

Many doctors and nurses have relocated to countries that are more economically developed, such as the UK. This ‘brain drain’ puts considerable stress on healthcare provision in Lagos. Additionally, many wealthier people seek medical help abroad.




Education

Free education is offered to all younger children, however, in poorer areas many children have to work to provide money for their family. Secondary school places are very limited and are mostly private.

Industries are being encouraged to work with universities to create relevant courses to create employment opportunities.

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