n Gender and Behaviour - Women and the globalization movement : an appraisal of local and foreign health policies in Nigeria

Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1596-9231



Irrespective of the level of development of any people, health is one major yardstick often used to determine actual growth and overall development of such nation state. Considering the importance of good health to productivity and stability of a given nation, this paper critically examines the impact of globalization movement on indigenous and foreign health policies in Nigeria, with particular focus on women. This paper traces the origin and goals of key health policies in Nigeria, specifically the Basic Health Service Scheme (BHSS) and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). In addition, the activities of World Health Organization & Family Health International, in promoting world health are critically examined. The paper concludes with the impact of globalization on health policies in relation to its impact on women and recommends positive steps for the way forward.

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