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Lagos the Mega-City: A Report on How the Metropolis Handled an Outbreak of the Ebola Epidemic

  • Jide Idris
  • Adesina Fagbenro
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Abstract

Lagos State, Nigeria, is a mega-city with an estimated population of 16–21 million people. In the last ten years, the mega-city has made tremendous progress in terms of: sustained rapid economic growth, improved infrastructure and services, and a significant reduction in crime rates. This has provided an enabling environment for millions of Lagos state inhabitants to find their way out of poverty. The Lagos State Government has also made great strides in its quest to: increase value for money in public spending; improve the business climate in Lagos; maintain fiscal sustainability; and properly monitor and manage financial and health risks.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jide Idris
    • 1
  • Adesina Fagbenro
    • 2
  1. 1.Commissioner for HealthLagosNigeria
  2. 2.MothergoldLagosNigeria

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