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Many Nigerians yet to benefit from health care provision Fund

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. However, as indicated by the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, many Nigerians are yet to benefit from the BHCPF six years after its creation. The government of Nigeria embarked on reforms for the health sector, particularly the primary health services to ensure the provision of basic health care services to all Nigerians. As part of the reforms, the government inaugurated a new committee to ensure effective stakeholder coordination mechanism towards the actualisation of the BHCPF.

Mr Mustapha said that the bureau for public service reforms (BPSR), through engagements with critical stakeholders, has developed a draft stakeholder coordination framework to help support an effective multi-stakeholder engagement toward a harmonised strategy for implementation of the Fund at national and sub-national levels.

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