Change For Nigeria

Ever since I was a little kid, I was not sure of what I wanted to do with my life, but I knew that I wanted to do something where I could make a difference. As I grew older, my parents started mentioning to me about how there is a lack of doctors back home, in Nigeria, since so many of them are leaving Nigeria to practice in either Europe or the United States. In Nigeria, there are so many rich Nigerians who are not treated in Nigeria, which shows how bad the medical system is. At first I was not sure if my calling was to be a doctor, but when I started taking science classes in middle and high school, I realized that a lot of the things that I was learning, I really enjoyed. This really motivated me to decide to chose a career in medicine and make a difference in Nigeria.

Before heading off to college, I became more aware of the issues going on in my country. I never realized that my country needed so much help until I brought it upon myself to do more research. Besides the highly skilled Nigerian doctors emigrating to the United States and Europe, universities are graduating fewer doctors because of student strikes and school closures. The hospitals have a lack of adequate medical facilities; they do not have the updated equipments needed to treat patients. This is causing the health crisis in Nigeria to increase. To make matters worse, more and more people in Nigeria are getting diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. This is something that should not be taken lightly, but with the inadequate facilities, it is difficult for people to be treated.

When hearing this news about Nigeria and the lack of doctors, equipments, money and the increase of HIV/AIDS, it not only saddens my heart, but it pushes me to do a lot more for my people. When I graduate from college, instead of going straight to medical school, I would like to learn more about Nigeria’s health care system and the health care issues that the Nigerians face, especially HIV/AIDSwanted to learn more about Nigeria's medical system and the health issues that Nigerian's face, esp. HIV/AIDS. I want to learn about the impact the medical system has on the people’s life span and what could be done to fix it. Doing such a program will not only help me grow as a future doctor, but it will allow me to know my country more. I want to practice in the United States for about ten years and with all the resources and connections that I have, go back to my hometown, Aba, and give advanced technological medical equipments to the hospitals there. After that, I will go to other cities, and then I would like to build my own hospitals and clinics all over Nigeria. I want to be able to improve the medical schools in Nigeria. The schools need better technology in order to teach the students. When all of this has been completed, I want to start a scholarship or several programs that encourages young Nigerians to become doctors. I want to be able to encourage them to come back and practice in Nigeria, even if they study medicine outside of the country. Another program would be one that funds HIV research in Nigeria. It would be great for the future Nigerian doctors to go into epidemiology. Overall, I want to be able to make it where all Nigerians, whether rich or poor, is able to get surgeries and operations in Nigeria and not go outside the country to get it; I want to change Nigeria where Nigerians can invest and trust their own doctors and not foreign ones. I want to build the future Nigerian doctors.






















dsn6r dsn6r
18-21, F
1 Response Jul 15, 2010

Wel nice, wel am into hospital building. From scrap2finish at very cheap rate. It wil so be part of my contribution. Email me