UHC-related policy thrusts like any other social policy often suffer implementation setbacks at the grassroots due to lack of capacity and ownership at that level. The LGAs have important roles to play in the implementation of public policies being the closest tier of government to the citizenry but they hardly feature in the design and implementation Read More

Signing the National Health Bill into an Act at the twilight of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration in 2014 was greeted with euphoria largely because it paved the way for implementation of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF). The euphoria was understandable because the BHCPF was envisaged to play a pivotal role in transforming Nigeria’s unenviable Read More

Nigeria’s Huge TB burden is largely attributable to the wide gap in financing TB activities articulated in the National TB Strategic Plan; in 2018, only a quarter of funds needed for TB implementation was mobilized. Domestic financing accounted for less than 10% of the annual budget for TB in Nigeria, which stood in sharp contrast Read More

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