Telemedicine Diffusion in a Developing Country: A Case of Nigeria
Science Journal of Public Health
Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2017, Pages: 341-346
Received: Oct. 20, 2016; Accepted: Oct. 29, 2016; Published: Jul. 18, 2017
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Femi Ekanoye, International Center for Information Technology and Development, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, USA
Foluso Ayeni, International Center for Information Technology and Development, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, USA
Temitope Olokunde, International Center for Information Technology and Development, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, USA
Vekima Nina, International Center for Information Technology and Development, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, USA
Carole Donalds, International Center for Information Technology and Development, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, USA
Victor Mbarika, International Center for Information Technology and Development, Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, USA
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Abstract
Nigeria has continued to suffer major set-back in the area of Public Healthcare which has purportedly resulted in high mortality rate and economic meltdown. According to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), healthy lives and proper well-being of individuals must be maintained by year 2030. Despite the steady rise in Nigeria population growth, health care coverage continues to be an expensive worldwide epidemic. Telemedicine along with other Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Solutions have played a huge role in ensuring this goal is achieved because of its convenience and benefits. This study explores the various ways telemedicine has assisted in achieving sustainable development goals on Global Healthcare Coverage, it also poses its significance. Questions about current state of telemedicine are also being raised. Systematic Literature review was carried out. Qualitative analysis carried out suggests that telemedicine has proven its self to be necessary and extremely beneficial and is consistently showing signs that it will continue to thrive and service Nigeria, West Africa.
Keywords
Nigeria, Tele-Medicine, SDGs, ICT, and GHC
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Femi Ekanoye, Foluso Ayeni, Temitope Olokunde, Vekima Nina, Carole Donalds, Victor Mbarika, Telemedicine Diffusion in a Developing Country: A Case of Nigeria, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2017, pp. 341-346. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20170504.20
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