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Nigerian Development Movement - Get Involved! Health Committee by Bhola(f): 8:36pm On Feb 14, 2009
Written by Wale

To say there are good hospitals in Nigeria is almost like saying there is constant power supply! They just don't exist. It is sad that in the 21st century, many people in Nigeria still suffer from diseases that have long been forgotten in the advanced world. Malaria, Diarrhea, Cholera, the list is endless. Our people do not only lack access to basic health facilities, we are also so prone to contacting these diseases due to our sad and deplorable living conditions. Things are so bad that even the President of the Nation cannot be treated at home and has to fly abroad for treatment. While the rich and affluent go abroad to be treated, the average Nigerian is left to his fate to die in the hands of quack doctors and self medication. It is so bad now that people no longer die because diseases are incurable, they die because they cannot afford the drugs. A visit to a Nigerian people will open our eyes to see people dying or suffering from diseases that can be cured with as little as 1000naira (4 pounds, 8USD!).

It is one of the so many reasons why the Nigerian Development Movement has decided to have Health as one of its focal points. The health of the citizens of a Nation is as important as the wealth of that Nation. A people of sound body, will have sound mind and then be able to think clearly. Our aim is not only to see ways of making suggestions to govt on how the heath sector can be improved, but also seeking ways of helping as many people. You will be surprised how many lives can be saved by digging one borehole here and another there, in villages and local communities. You will also be surprised at how many lives can be saved by volunteering in hospitals (for medical doctors). The movement is also open to suggestions on ways to contribute and seriously affect the Nigerian Health sector. As always, continue to post your suggestions on this thread and sign up on ndmnigeria@gmail.com if you are interested in joining the Health group or any other available group. It should be noted, this is a movement. We are not prepared to make too much noise, the aim is to do as much as we can, your support is needed.

Let it be known, that we may not be able to build thousands of hospitals, we may not be able to raise the standard of living of the average Nigerian, we may not be able to give out free drugs to the Nigerian on the street, but I assure you, WE WILL DO OUR BEST!

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Re: Nigerian Development Movement - Get Involved! Health Committee by Bhola(f): 8:43pm On Feb 14, 2009
Doctors and medical personnel, I am sure you have one idea or the other that the movement can use, especially in the health sector. Will you please join us and help us have positive moves in Nigeria. As stated in the first post, this movement is about action and less talk. We all know what the problems are in Nigeria, now is not the time to talk only, it is time to talk, offer solutions and back them up with actions.

There is a general/introduction meeting tomorrow, 15th of February at 6pm UK time, 7pm Nigerian time.

Here is how to participate:

Email us at ndmnigeria@gmail.com and someone will get back to you on how to register.

Thanks,
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