Nigeria: Medical tourism profile



Inbound medical tourism 2019 Under 1,000
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Tourists 2019 1.9 million
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Population 2021 211.4 million
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The healthcare system is inadequate, badly run and often corrupt. Nigeria has growing ethnic problems, with tribal conflict and endemic corruption.


Medical tourism numbers in

A few hundred to low thousands.


Medical tourism numbers out

In 2018 the Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions (ASURI) said that Nigeria has around 9,000 outbound medical tourists a month, over 100,000 a year, with India being the major beneficiary of 500 visits a month.

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) estimates 30,000 Nigerians travel for surgery.


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