The study is an empirical analysis of the impact of globalization on health in Nigeria with evidence from Enugu State. This is borne out of the problem that globalization is an ambivalent concept and process with its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) or with costs, benefits and burdens. The objectives of the study are to determine the perception and attitude of the people to globalization; to determine the positive effects of globalization on health; to determine the negative effects of globalization on health; to determine how to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs of globalization on health in Enugu State. Being an empirical development research, the survey research design involving the collection, collation and use of primary and secondary data from a representative sample population of 323 (three hundred and twenty-three) respondents was used. Descriptive and inferential statistics with the aid of the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) were used in data presentation, analysis and test of hypotheses in which all null hypotheses were rejected in favour of the alternate hypotheses which were accepted. The findings are that the people have good understanding and positive attitude to globalization, globalization has positive and negative effects on health and there are strategies to maximize the benefits and minimize the costs of globalization on health. The study concludes that globalization has impacted significantly on health in Enugu State. The recommendations are a robust and effective health policy, programmes and project, improved budgetary allocation and funding to the health sector, integration of traditional medicine and orthodox medicine and improved collaboration with donor countries and agencies to achieve desired health outcomes and sustainable human development.
Onodugo Ifeanyi Chris, Uzoechina Uzoamaka, Ezugwu Lazarus Eneje. Globalization impact on health in Nigeria: Evidence from Enugu State. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 7, Issue 11, 2021, Pages 20-28