Medicine Prices in Nigeria - Prices People Pay for Medicines
In order to ascertain the prices of medicines in Nigeria, a survey was undertaken by the Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and Health Action International in 2004 using an international standardised methodology. A total of 129 medicine outlets in public and private health clinics as well as private pharmacies were randomly sampled from six states representing the six geopolitical zones in the country. The prices of a basket of 34 prescription medicines were measured. Three State Central Medical Stores and one NGO procurement facility were also assessed in terms of prices at which they procure key medicines.