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How does Huwe, Nigeria’s healthcare programme, work?

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Huwe is a federal and state funded initiative, also known as the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund. It is a major component of the National Health Act of 2014, which called for better investment within the health sector. It was signed into the 2019 fiscal budget by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2018.

Huwe will provide free minimum basic healthcare to the poorest and most vulnerable Nigerians through Huwe-accredited Primary Health Centres (PHCs) in each of the 36 states and federal capital territory.

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At these PHCs, those enrolled in Huwe will be covered to receive:

  • Antenatal care, delivery, and postnatal care for pregnant women
  • Immunizations and treatment for malaria, pneumonia, measles, and dysentery for children under 5
  • Malaria treatment, hypertension and diabetes screenings, and family planning for all adults

To access the services once they are available, Nigeria’s most vulnerable need to register for a Huwe ID card.

To enroll for a Huwe ID card

  1. Visit the nearest Primary Health Centre (PHC) in your Area Council to be directed to the Huwe-accredited PHC in your ward
  2. Meet the Huwe registration officer at the nearest Huwe-accredited PHC, following the Huwe signage
  3. Present a recent passport photograph and any valid means of identification (for ex. Permanent Voters Card, National ID, Driver’s License, International Passport, etc.)
  4. Provide all necessary information that the officer in charge requests
  5. Receive a Huwe ID card

Healthcare is the right of every single Nigerian, and Huwe will take Nigeria one step closer to universal health coverage.

It will take all of us to make sure that Huwe is delivered effectively across our country. Together with Nigeria’s leaders, citizens, and partners, let’s ensure every Nigerian’s right to basic healthcare. Sign the pledge.

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Dear Dear Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Honourable Minister of Health,
Healthcare is the right of every single Nigerian. But too often it is a right that millions do not enjoy. Government programmes like Huwe need to work, in order to reach the poorest and most vulnerable. The federal  government and all states need to do what it takes to make sure this programme succeeds. Delay will cost lives and damage the futures of millions of Nigerians.

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