Did you know?
- Health disparities have always existed between urban and rural areas, but the pandemic is now widening the gap.
- For rural dwellers, infections will be easier to report and manage, and deaths avoided, if people have access to emergency care located nearby.
- While studies like the Global Burden of Disease show steady improvements in child survival rates, the persistent rate of avoidable deaths in Nigeria is rising.
- The Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCF) has been on a downward progression since the first allocation of N55.15 billion in 2018.
How you can support
- Call on states to revise policies and emergency responses to align with the needs and rights of those who continue to disproportionately suffer the most negative effects.
- Urge the Federal Government to increase the health budget to 15%, universal health coverage for all Nigerians, improve work environment in our hospitals and upgrade healthcare infrastructure to meet international standards.
- Pledge your support to ensure that marginalised groups have access to affordable and quality healthcare within their communities. Let’s pursue universal health coverage for all Nigerians.
The Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund is committing its resources to help strengthen health care systems, and expand rural and community focused universal health access.
Funds will help to build and upgrade old health care infrastructure and provide sustainable capacity towards future response efforts and containment.
The health sector has been historically underfunded in Nigeria, receiving less than 5% of the total annual budget since 2002.
The NSSF will help to facilitate access to universal health services for all Nigerians through the establishment of one global standard community-based Primary Health Care centre across each of the 774 Nigerian Local Government Areas (LGAs). This will enable equitable delivery of affordable, high quality health care to some of the nation’s most marginalised communities in remote and low-income areas.