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

Government spending on health in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) falls short of recommended benchmarks needed to make significant progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC). As a case in point, Lesotho was the only SSA country that spent up to 5% of its GDP on health in 2018, while there was no country in the region that Read More

Introduction Monumental socio-economic devastation caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic brings to the fore the need to further engender and prioritize health security policy and funding globally and locally. The Nigeria Health Security landscape has witnessed considerable transformations in the last couple of years with significant investment in epidemic prevention, detection and treatment by the Read More

Introduction The health security landscape in Nigeria has witnessed considerable transformations in the last couple of years with significant investment in epidemic prevention, detection and treatment by the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). However, the public health infrastructure is still fraught with identifiable gaps, one of which is poor funding of health systems for Read More

The Build Back Better webinar series is designed to engender health system resilience by promoting agenda-setting conversations among policy makers, donor agencies, Civil Society and professional bodies.  The webinar series will foster policy dialogues that will help to collate lessons learned and insights that have implications for health system resilience in Nigeria. The maiden edition Read More

15 February 2014 NIGERIA accounts for a disproportionate share of global burden of disease; while Nigerians represent just 2 percent of the world population the country accounts for 13 percent of the under-five mortality globally according to the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation ( 2013). In the same vein, Nigeria is ranked among Read More

22 February 2017 Gaps in availability and quality of maternal health care services constitute a major obstacle to achieving the desired maternal health outcomes in low- and middle-income countries such as Nigeria. Initiatives aimed at improving quality of maternal health care tend to address quality of care issues in isolation, without considering wider system-level issues Read More

26 February 2020 The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) established in 1999 with the mandate of extending health insurance to all Nigerians by the year 2015. However, a few defects in the legal, institutional and operational frameworks of the Agency impeded this Universal Health Coverage (UHC) quest, such that naturally the 2015 target was invariably Read More

10 April 2019 The 2019 general elections have come and gone. The political leadership of this country is in the process of setting an agenda for the next four years. This is a unique opportunity to raise the profile of the health sector among the political elite and push it to the top of government’s Read More

12 December 2019 As the World marks the 2019 Universal Health Coverage Day, Nigeria’s health situation calls for reflection, scrutiny and commitment to doing different things and doing things differently. The UHC Day celebration came few weeks after the release of 2018 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) report. The survey shows under performance of Read More

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