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How medical education holds back health equity


The first medical school in Nigeria was founded in 1948 as part of University College Ibadan. Its curriculum, modelled on that of the University of London in the UK, was not designed for Nigerians—neither was its sparkling teaching hospital. The alternative would have been to centre equity-promoting primary health care tailored to diverse local needs and built on Indigenous health systems, knowledge, and social organisation. Nigeria's first medical school was a colonial edifice, as were many medical schools founded by colonial governments across Africa and elsewhere.

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Naidu T
Abimbola S

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