Universal Health Coverage
The World Bank, Federal Ministry of Health, the Senate and The Netherlands have commended Delta State Government for achieving 25 per cent Universal Health Coverage (UHC) through the state’s access to finance programme and its mandatory contributory health scheme.
Contrary to media reports, management of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has clarified that the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) Act does not make provision for telecoms tax as source of funding health insurance coverage for vulnerable Nigerians.
Considering the impact of COVID-19 on developing economies, which has worsened their debt situation, participants at the just concluded Nigeria COVID-19 summit...
2 May 2021
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…
8 Apr 2021
As part of efforts to ensure Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030, the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has concluded plans for Nigerians to be able to enrol for health...
14 Mar 2021
Unless COVID-19 consequences are analysed, there could be increase in healthcare inequity, costs and inefficiency, but if harnessed, could mean better health care for all in sustainable and resilient health systems.
11 Mar 2021
Despite recent challenges towards enrollment of 90 per cent of Nigerians into one form of health insurance or another, the National Health Insurance Scheme...
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.
8 Nov 2020
Ophthalmologists have expressed worry over Nigeria’s inability to achieve the ‘Vision 2020’ initiative, aimed at eliminating the burden of visual impairment and avoidable blindness among the people by the end of the year. According to them, projections show that global demand for eye care is set to surge in the coming years, due to population…
10 Sep 2020
Despite efforts to reduce the burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), the ailments still remain major global health and development burden especially in low and middle-income countries such as Nigeria. According to the President, NCD Alliance Nigeria, Dr. Sunny Kuku, NCDs account for about 60,000 mortalities in the country. Speaking during a media briefing in Lagos…
15 Nov 2019
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.
26 Sep 2019
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.