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The Corona Virus (COVID-19) Pandemic and the Challenge of Healthcare Infrastructure in Nigeria: What Role for Public-Private Partnerships

Version 1 : Received: 26 June 2020 / Approved: 28 June 2020 / Online: 28 June 2020 (19:20:58 CEST)

How to cite: Arimoro, A. The Corona Virus (COVID-19) Pandemic and the Challenge of Healthcare Infrastructure in Nigeria: What Role for Public-Private Partnerships. Preprints 2020, 2020060340 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202006.0340.v1). Arimoro, A. The Corona Virus (COVID-19) Pandemic and the Challenge of Healthcare Infrastructure in Nigeria: What Role for Public-Private Partnerships. Preprints 2020, 2020060340 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202006.0340.v1).

Abstract

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.

Subject Areas

COVID-19; public-private partnership; healthcare; Nigeria

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