The recently published Lancet Nigeria Commission (LNC) generates landmark evidence on the country’s health system gaps and context-appropriate policy options to transform Nigeria’s health sector landscape. The findings and recommendations presented in the document are particularly important at this point considering Nigeria’s forthcoming general elections that come with a potential policy-reset window for the Read More

  By Sekinat Sanusi Program Officer, DGI Consult   Background Universal health coverage is a top priority on the global development agenda as evidenced by its inclusion in the Sustainable Development Goals. Despite the widespread global support for universal health coverage, Nigeria is progressing at a slow pace in achieving this goal, largely due to Read More

In furtherance of the objective of putting Universal Health Coverage (UHC) on the political front burner ahead of the forthcoming 2023 general elections, the UHC 2023 Forum in collaboration with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum Secretariat and Chatham House UK organized a workshop to commence the process of articulating a citizen-led health manifesto on 31st March, Read More

Tuberculosis remains one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases and a concerted effort is required to eliminate it. To commemorate this year’s World TB Day, DGI Consult joined other stakeholders in the supported States of Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, Lagos, Nasarawa, Oyo, Ogun, Plateau and Taraba to remind the government of the importance of sustainable Read More

To improve budget performance which has been identified as a major challenge that militates against adequate public spending on health in Ogun state, DGI Consult through the USAID-funded TB LON-3 Project engaged key stakeholders in the health and budget ministries and agencies through a 1-day capacity-building workshop. The capacity building workshop was held to deepen Read More

In the quest for improving funding for sexual and reproductive health (SRH), Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)  engaged DGI Consult to conduct a detailed fiscal space assessment to uncover potential sources of additional funds for SRH in Kaduna, Kano, Katsina and Rivers States. The FSA identified the factors responsible for low government expenditure on SRH Read More

As part of efforts geared towards achieving sustainable financing for TB, advocacy actions by DGI Consult through the implementation of the domestic resource mobilization stream of the USAID-funded TB LON 1,2&3 project across 11 states has led to increased funding for TB programs in the states. As a result of the budget advocacy conducted across Read More

A few months after supporting the Yobe State Contributory Health Management Agency (YSCHMA) to conduct a clients satisfaction survey to elicit feedback and gauge the level of satisfaction of its enrollees, DGI Consult has been engaged by the Agency to conduct a fiscal space analysis to identify potential sources of additional funds to subsidize healthcare Read More

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