Yobe Government restates commitment to Universal Health Coverage
Yobe State Government has restated its commitment toward improving the quality of healthcare and achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The Commissioner for Health, Dr Lawan Gana, said this on Saturday in Kano during a three- day workshop organised by the Yobe State Contributory Health Care Management Agency for the validation and development of implementation plan…
Only 48% of Africans receive health care they need, says UHC report
About 48 per cent of Africans receive the health care they need, according to the State of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Africa Report, a comprehensive document
NHIS: Reshaping health insurance landscape
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.
FG urges support for UHC through NHIS
The Federal Government has called on donor partners to support the attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the country through the National Health Insurance Scheme ...
WHO supports Nigeria’s legislative network to achieve UHC
World Health Organisation (WHO) says it is supporting Nigeria’s legislative network in achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC), through the collaboration of the European Union.
Revitalising primary health care to achieve universal coverage in Lagos
In order to provide quality, efficient and accessible health care services for citizens and attain the universal health coverage (UHC) goal, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has reiterated the commitment of the state government to revitalise the primary health care (PHC) system.
Stakeholders want new ministers to prioritise better funding mechanisms
As part of agenda-setting for the new Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire, and the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunninbe Mamora, stakeholders in the sector have urged them to prioritise the institutionalisation of better funding mechanisms ...
Integrating financing mechanisms to achieve universal health coverage
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.
Ensuring universal health coverage in Lagos
Efforts by stakeholders in the health sector towards evolving the best funding arrangement that can bring about universal health coverage (UHC) in the country have gathered momentum. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), UHC means that all people and communities can use the promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services they need, of…