Nigeria’s health commissioners, governor to discuss sustainable healthcare financing

The Nigeria Health Commissioners’ Forum is set to hold a two-day programme to discuss the role of states in Primary Health Care (PHC) financing in Nigeria.

The programme tagged: “PHC Financing Forum,” will hold in Abuja between 6 and 7 October.

The forum is Nigeria’s community of practice and learning platform created by the 36 states’ health commissioners across the country.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, the Ekiti State Commissioner for Health and Human Service, Filani Oyebanji, said the event will focus on PHC financing, particularly the role sub-national systems must play in the process.

Mr Oyebanji said the event is in collaboration with the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), noting that they are key stakeholders in ensuring adequate financing for PHCs in the country.

He said the objectives of the event include taking stock of approaches to finance PHC in states, identifying common challenges and policy responses, and developing a shared understanding of…

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