KAS African Law Study Library is a journal which publishes articles written by young scholars from the African continent. The journal deals with practical aspects important for the development of the Rule of Law in an African context.
The articles are the result of seminars and conferences organized by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Hartmut Hamann and African partner universities. KAS African Law Study Library thus creates a discussion forum for all lawyers interested in Africa and the diverse facets of Rule of Law in interaction with different historical, cultural, economic and political backgrounds.
The journal addresses readers from all continents. Starting from Africa, it also wants to give thought-provoking impulse outside of Africa. KAS African Law Study Library is published quarterly and welcomes contributions in English and French.
KAS African Law Study Library is available open access at www.nomos-elibrary.de.
Die KAS African Law Study Library ist eine Open Access Zeitschrift, in der Aufsätze junger afrikanischer Wissenschaftler erscheinen. Die Zeitschrift begleitet insbesondere die Entwicklung rechtsstaatlicher Strukturen in Afrika. Die Artikel untersuchen praktisch relevante Fragen, gehen auf politische und wirtschaftliche Bezüge ein und erarbeiten eigenständige Lösungsvorschläge.
Sie entstehen aus Seminaren und Konferenzen, die das Rule of Law Program for Sub-Saharan Africa der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Zusammenarbeit mit Prof. Dr. Hartmut Hamann und afrikanischen Partneruniversitäten organisiert.
Die KAS African Law Study Library schafft so ein Diskussionsforum für alle Juristen mit Interesse an Afrika und den vielfältigen Facetten der Rule of Law im Zusammenspiel mit unterschiedlichen historischen, kulturellen, wirtschaftlichen und politischen Hintergründen.
Die KAS African Law Study Library wendet sich an Leser von allen Kontinenten. Ausgehend von Afrika möchte sie Denkanstöße auch außerhalb Afrikas geben. Sie veröffentlicht Beiträge in englischer und französischer Sprache.
Qualitative healthcare and universal coverage for health can only be achieved in a nation that has sufficient medical equipment, trained personnel and good sanitation. Without these, there can be no quality healthcare. Therefore, this paper examines the legal framework for the provision of sufficient equipment and training of medical staff and sanitation in Nigeria. The paper examines laws put in place by the government and observes that there are several laws in this regard but the problem bothers on implementation. The paper notes that all aspects of healthcare in Nigeria is tied to the annual budget and the federal government has not done so much in this regard as the health sector receives less than 5 % vote from the budget as against 15 % proposed in the AU Declaration. The paper also notes that health is not a justiciable right in Nigeria. It further notes that existing hospital equipment are dilapidated, sanitary condition is poor as there is no water and toilet facilities in most hospitals and this endangers the health of staff and patients. There is also brain drain in the sector as the personnel seek to earn a living in other climes with better welfare packages. The paper therefore recommends that the government should strive to provide the resources needed for equipment and training of medical staff by ensuring that 1 % of its budget from the Consolidated Revenue Account is dedicated to the health sector. The paper concludes by noting that universal coverage for health in Nigeria is possible and if the right steps are taken, medical tourism will be a thing of the past. Most importantly, sanitation in the health sector should be added to the conversation.
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