Universal Health Coverage
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…
World Kidney Day: All you need to know
World Kidney day observed second Thursday in March of every year, is celebrated as a global awareness campaign aimed at raising the awareness of the importance of Kidney. It also is also used to create awareness among people that most of the kidney diseases are preventable and curable. The day is celebrated in 66 countries…
Ensuring global best practice of diagnostic services in Nigeria
To improve the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and reduce medical tourism, Echo Lab has partnered Integrated Diagnostic Holding (IDH) to ensure global best practice of diagnostic services in Nigeria. Chairman, Echo Lab, Dr. Benson Ayodele, said Nigerian hospitals have low diagnostics capabilities as a result of fragmented diagnostic centers thereby making healthcare inaccessible. “Our goal…
Healthcare providers urge government to increase budget for positive outcomes
Healthcare providers and technology experts have urged the government to inject more funds into the health sector to achieve positive outcomes in the country. They said access to financing have remained a major burden in the achievement of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Nigeria, which enables all citizens to access healthcare across all levels.…
Changing Nigeria’s poor access to medicines through partnerships
The role of supply chain and logistics systems through which medicines and health commodities are delivered to patients cannot be over-emphasised.Experts believe that the goals of the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) to deliver access to required health services of sufficient quality cannot be achieved without access to medicines and health commodities.
Delta adopts model to meet universal health coverage
Determined to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC), the Delta State Contributory Health Commission (DSCHC) has adopted new model, “HeFAD” (Health for all Deltans). Director General and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DSHC, Dr. Ben Nkechika, in a chat with journalists said HeFAD is to drive efficiency, spur creative and disruptive innovations that will ensure visible…
Universal Health Coverage as key to development
SIR: Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is ensuring that people have access to the health care they need without suffering financial hardship. It also helps drive better health and development outcomes.