This Commission was written in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has laid bare the inability of the public health system to confront new pathogens with threats to human health. However, despite a history of weak surveillance and diagnostic infrastructure, the scale up of COVID-19 diagnostics suggests that it is possible to rapidly improve other areas with sufficient local effort and resources. The Lancet Nigeria Commission aims to reposition future health policy in Nigeria to achieve universal health coverage and better health for all. This Commission presents analysis and evidence to support a positive and realistic future for Nigeria. The Commission addresses historically intractable challenges with a new narrative. Nigeria’s path to greater prosperity lies through investment in the social determinants of health and the health system.
Prof Ibrahim Abubakar, PhD Sarah L Dalglish, PhD Blake Angell, PhD Olutobi Sanuade, PhD Seye Abimbola, PhD Aishatu Lawal Adamu, FWACP Ifedayo M O Adetifa, PhD Prof Tim Colbourn, PhD Afolabi Olaniyi Ogunlesi, DPhil Prof Obinna Onwujekwe, PhD Prof Eme T Owoaje, MPhil Prof Iruka N Okeke, PhD Adebowale Adeyemo, FWACP Gambo Aliyu, PhD Prof Muktar H Aliyu, DrPH Sani Hussaini Aliyu, FRCP Prof Emmanuel A Ameh, MBBS Prof Belinda Archibong, PhD Prof Alex Ezeh, PhD Muktar A Gadanya, FMCPH Chikwe Ihekweazu, FFPH Vivianne Ihekweazu, MBA Prof Zubairu Iliyasu, PhD Aminatu Kwaku Chiroma, FWACP Diana A Mabayoje, MBBS Prof Mohammed Nasir Sambo, FWACP Prof Stephen Obaro, PhD Adesola Yinka-Ogunleye, MPH Prof Friday Okonofua, PhD Tolu Oni, MD Olu Onyimadu, MPH Prof Muhammad Ali Pate, MD Prof Babatunde L Salako, FWACP Faisal Shuaib, DrPH Fatimah Tsiga-Ahmed, FWACP Fatima H Zanna, MSPH