Nigeria

Nigeria is a federal republic in West Africa. It has a population of 186 million people and the third-largest youth population in the world. Life expectancy is 55 years for men and 56 years for women. Alleviating the overstretched national health system, the National Development Plan highlights the need to expand and enhance the primary health care (PHC) system to improve access to health services via the implementation of the PHC revitalization programme. The second National Strategic Health Development Plan 2017-2021 (NSHDPII), anchored in the National Health Policy 2016, focuses on 15 priority areas and aims to operationalize legal and policy frameworks for the PHC revitalization. Together with the government’s Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF), the implementation of PHC revitalization will be financed to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). Nigeria joined the UHC Partnership in 2018 which supports the development and implementation of the sector UHC communication strategy in line with a national UHC agenda. It also assists in the operationalization of the national health strategy, strengthening health security and capacity building for health workers among other activities. You can access country documents by clicking here.

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