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Nigeria gets over three million doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Nigeria gets over three million doses of COVID-19 vaccine
Nigeria

In April, 2022 the Nigeria government received 3,002,400 doses of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccines. Speaking at the handover ceremony in Abuja, the executive director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, said the...

Many Nigerians yet to benefit from health care provision fund
Many Nigerians yet to benefit from health care provision fund
Nigeria

In 2014, the government of Nigeria implemented the basic health care provision fund (BHCPF) with the aim of providing adequate care and services at the primary health care (PHC) level, mostly for the vulnerable population, so as to reduce out-of-pocket expenses....

New document on health financing has been posted on Nigeria country page
New document on health financing has been posted on Nigeria country page
Nigeria

The 2017 health financing policy and strategy has been recently uploaded to the documents section of the Nigeria country page. The strategy provides evidence-based guidance to the federal, state and local governments as well as other actors in Nigeria’s health system...

Nigeria gets a US$400 million loan for COVID-19 vaccines
Nigeria gets a US$400 million loan for COVID-19 vaccines
Nigeria

On 2 October, 2021, the government of Nigeria received approval from the World Bank for $400m credit in additional financing from the International Development Association (IDA) to provide upfront financing for safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine acquisition and...

Nigeria receives four million COVID-19 vaccine doses
Nigeria

In March, Nigeria received about 4 million doses of AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF and WHO. The arrival  of the vaccines marked a historic step towards the goal to ensure equitable distribution...

Nigeria rolls out 10-year universal health coverage (UHC) plan
Nigeria rolls out 10-year universal health coverage (UHC) plan
Nigeria

In 2020, the Nigerian government started rolling out innovative strategies to optimise services at primary healthcare centres (PHCs) across the country as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic and possible situations of public emergency. The strategies are...

What Nigeria must do to achieve universal health coverage (UHC)
What Nigeria must do to achieve universal health coverage (UHC)
Nigeria

At a stakeholders meeting to deliberate on ways to strengthen community systems towards achieving UHC, the consensus was that Nigeria must improve on its health sector financing if the country is to meet the UHC target by 2030. The president of the Nigerian medical...