Sunday, April 18, 2021
The Corona Virus (COVID-19) Pandemic and the Challenge of Healthcare Infrastructure in Nigeria: what Role for Public-Private Partnerships?
Augustine Arimoro (Nottingham Trent University), The Corona Virus (COVID-19) Pandemic and the Challenge of Healthcare Infrastructure in Nigeria: what Role for Public-Private Partnerships? 3 Theoretical & Applied L. 18 (2020):
While it is not new that Nigeria is challenged by a huge infrastructure deficit, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the country’s comatose healthcare system. Given the country’s dwindling revenue, massive debt profile and the inability of the public-sector to efficiently manage public facilities in the country, this paper examines how the public-private partnership model of infrastructure procurement can be deployed as a solution for Nigeria’s healthcare crisis. In addition to the above, this paper takes a look at how a partnership with the private sector can aid Nigeria’s quest towards achieving healthcare-related Sustainable Development Goals. The paper also considers two healthcare-based projects as case studies to serve as lessons for future projects in the country. Among others, the paper recommends a holistic long-term solution for the country’s healthcare needs.