Health Commissioners Hold Forum On Primary Health Care Funding

Health commissioners from across the country have concluded plans to hold a forum on the role of states in Primary Health Care PHC financing.

Chairperson, Nigeria Health Commissioners Forum Oyebanji Filani, said in a statement, that the forum will hold in Abuja from October 5th to 6th.

Filani, who is also the Ekiti State Commissioner for Health, observed that Nigeria had witnessed marked improvement in primary health care delivery.

He said primary health care all over the world, required adequate financing and service delivery to achieve Universal Health Coverage UHC by 2030.

He added that the forum would take stock of approaches to financing primary health care in states and identifying common challenges and policy responses.

According to him, the forum will also develop a shared understanding on the way forward for financing primary health care in a comprehensive and sustainable manner.