6 Oct 2022
The Federal Government says Nigeria will need one trillion Naira to cater for the health of the vulnerable citizens across the country.
27 Sep 2022
Notwithstanding efforts by the Oyo State Government to reposition primary healthcare through the renovation of some primary health centres (PHCs), challenges such as the inadequate number
21 Apr 2022
Stakeholders have called for a need to support integration of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) into the basic healthcare provision fund (BHCPF) and social health insurance benefit packages in four states in Nigeria.
18 Feb 2021
The World Bank says by the year 2022, no fewer than 92.6 million Nigerians will sink into poverty. It is a notorious fact that poverty opens the door to ill- health, which in turn worsens poverty.
10 Dec 2020
Several studies have shown that Nigeria has continued to under-perform in terms of its health indicators. Nigeria failed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and is not on course to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030.
30 Oct 2019
Governor Godwin Obaseki is to launch the Edo State Compulsory Health Insurance Scheme tomorrow geared at ensuring affordable healthcare for all residents.
16 Oct 2019
Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PACFaH) has advocated prudent management and transparency of the N6.5billion Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF), targeted to carter for basic health burdens in the country. Besides, the group cautioned less interference of governments in the management of the funds, which the group insisted, should be used…
26 Sep 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday submitted the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and the Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP), for consideration of the Senate, dispelling the worry that the 2020 budget may suffer delay.
25 Jul 2019
The Director-General, Delta State Contributory Health Commission (DSCHC), Dr Ben Nkechika has stated that if the implementation manual of the Basic Health Care Provisions Fund (BHCPF) is properly applied as a healthcare financing mechanism, it would pose no threat to the health insurance scheme.
16 Jul 2019
The quest for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has led to the introduction of several financing mechanisms. Until now, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends the use of a pre-paid mechanism that will ensure that the patient does not pay for care out-of-pocket.
26 Aug 2018
Stakeholders have faulted the 2018 budgetary allocation to the health sector, and charged government to increase funding to the sector make healthcare accessible to all Nigerians...
9 Aug 2018
Dr. Faisal Shuaib, a medical doctor and public health specialist, is the Executive Director (ED)/ Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) Abuja.