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Soc Sci Med. 1988;27(11):1223-35.

Health services inequalities in Nigeria.

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Department of Sociology, University of Jos, Nigeria.


The paper gives a brief overview of the growth and development of health services in Nigeria in the period after independence. A large part of the paper concentrates on the discussion of various forms of health services inequalities in Nigeria. Regional and rural-urban inequalities which are usually cited by Nigerian health critics to justify health inequalities have been considered. However, the paper, concludes that class inequalities are the most serious forms of inequality affecting the distribution and utilization of health resources in Nigeria.

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