Its been a while since I write on this platform due to one reason or the other, but I was compelled to write on this subject when I stumbled upon a particular article on public health in reference to “Alma ata WHO International Conference Declaration 1978 “. It stated there and I quote ” The existing gross inequality in the health status of the people particularly between developed and developing countries as well as within countries is Politically, Socially and Economically unacceptable and is therefore a common concern to all countries ” Declaration II.
Having considered the full meaning of this declaration, I asked myself, if our dear President can be travelling for treatment abroad like one visit toilet in a self-contained apartment, simply because we are lacking major improvements in our health sector, what does it mean for the poor masses? Does that mean that the poor will continue to be loosing their lives due to lack of financial power to seek better health treatment outside the country? Does that mean we are not thinking about health care on equity-oriented principle of public health features? Are we getting anywhere in this country on major aspect of development in which improved health care is very essential?
I am using this medium to call on all the decision-makers on health related issue to ponder on this if we are getting it right or wrong and to look out for ways in which we can improve our facilities and personnel to meet up with the standard we seek in other countries…… A food for thought
By Olabode Aderemi Temitayo