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…
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...
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.
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.
30 Aug 2019
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 ...
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.
23 May 2019
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…