Unlocking the Potential Universal Health Coverage as a Domestic Resource base to meet Child and Family Health Funding Gaps in Nigeria

06 Mar 2019
15:45 - 17:15
AD4

Unlocking the Potential Universal Health Coverage as a Domestic Resource base to meet Child and Family Health Funding Gaps in Nigeria

Organised by The development Research and Project Centre [email protected] Project (dRPC –PAS) Nigeria.


Domestic resource mobilization is key principle for sustainable delivery of child and family health services.  To ensure sustainable sources of domestic resources, African countries are experimenting with a range of innovative financial instruments.  In Nigeria, the Basic Health Care Provision Fund, (BHCPF) is an innovation for funding priority areas in child and family health within a primary health care under one roof system.  To date, funds appropriated under the 2018 and Q1 of the budget for BHCPF have not been released. The BHCPF has not yet been made a Statutory Transfer so there is no guarantee of its continuity. Against this background, the National Health Insurance Scheme constitutes a sustainable source of health financing.  Strangled by administrative, legal, political and technical encumbrances coupled with a poor social accountability implementation framework, the NHIS remains and an untapped resource for financing priority issue areas in child and family health.

This session will bring together political champions and technical experts to learn lessons from a range of contexts, catalyze political will for immunization delivery, and chart ways forward that will strengthen immunization efforts in fragile states.