Make Naija Stronger
Access to basic healthcare is every Nigerian’s right. But this right is often not met. Every day Nigeria is losing future leaders, teachers and football stars due to a lack of access to the support that will save them.
Do you believe that access to healthcare is the right of every Nigerian?
Citizen-led Agenda on Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
The Health Agenda is a citizen-led ‘health manifesto’ aimed at shaping the health policy direction of Nigeria’s major political parties and their flagbearers in the 2023 general elections. It articulates clear health goals based on national priorities and international benchmarks and identifies strategic policy shifts that should be prioritized by the political class in order to put the country on the path to Universal Health Coverage.
Adequate Primary Health Care Funding can Transform Nigeria’s Health System
Our comparative analysis report on health financing in Nigeria reveals that since the pandemic began in 2020, almost half of the state governments have reduced their health budgets. This action harms the quality of primary health care delivery and pushes more vulnerable Nigerians deeper into extreme poverty.
Primary health care has the potential to transform and strengthen Nigeria’s health systems if adequately funded. Therefore, state governments must prioritize and improve primary health care funding, demonstrate better resource management and deliver total healthcare transformation.
BHCPF Takes Us Closer to Universal Health Coverage
The new Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF) when delivered will provide free healthcare to the poorest and most vulnerable across Nigeria. Delivered through a number of local Primary Health Centres it will take Nigeria one step closer to Universal Health Coverage.
The Federal and State Governments need to make it happen by investing more in primary healthcare facilities across the country. Nigerians are Nigeria’s greatest asset and a healthy Naija is a wealthy Naija.
Basic healthcare should see you through your whole pregnancy, help children under five survive and thrive, offer guidance as you plan your family, support you during emergencies and through illnesses like Malaria. The future of so many Nigerians depends on it.
Sign the Petition
Healthcare is the right of every single Nigerian. But sadly it is a right that millions do not enjoy.
Our parents, brothers and sisters, children and friends are dying from wholly preventable causes. More than 2,300 children under the age of five and 145 women of childbearing age die each day. Their lives are lost due to a lack of access to healthcare. This must end.
We need government programmes like Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF) to work in order to reach the poorest and most vulnerable. We want the Federal Government and all states to provide all it needs to succeed.
Nigerians are Nigeria’s greatest asset. Sign the petition to Make Naija Stronger.
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 Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF) 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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BHCPF must work
Government programmes like Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF) need to work in order to reach the poorest and most vulnerable — an important step to achieving universal healthcare coverage. The federal and state governments must take the key steps to ensuring that this programme succeeds. Nigerians are Nigeria’s greatest asset and a healthy Naija is a wealthy Naija.
How many steps has your state completed for BHCPF?
It will take all of us to make sure that BHCPF is delivered effectively in every state across Nigeria. Together with Nigeria’s leaders, citizens and partners, let’s campaign to ensure Nigerians’ right to basic healthcare.