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NGF urges improved funding for primary healthcare

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) on Wednesday called for innovative solutions to ensure sustainable financing for primary healthcare in the country. Chairman, NGF and Ekiti…

The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) on Wednesday called for innovative solutions to ensure sustainable financing for primary healthcare in the country.

Chairman, NGF and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, made the call yesterday in Abuja during a forum organised by the Nigeria Health Commissioners’ Forum in collaboration with the NGF, Gatefield and other partners.

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He said the ability of the country to guarantee this right for all Nigerians had been slow, largely due to how the health system is financed and delivered.

He said this had been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic which had exposed significant weaknesses in the health sector, especially in primary healthcare.

He said, “Therefore, the challenge before us, is ensuring primary health care in Nigeria is financed sustainably to ensure risk protection, adequate infrastructure and human resources and the delivery of quality health services.”

He called for utilisation of the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund to finance essential health services, especially for the vulnerable and to improve the country’s capacity to address public health emergencies, consolidation of funding to address primary care and essential public health functions and the exploration of innovative ways to pool funds for non-contributory healthcare coverage.

 

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