At the 2nd NHS Abuja 2019, one of the most contemporary subthemes is *Universal Health Coverage (UHC)* to which Nigeria committed to in Abuja on 10th March 1014.
In the Declaration to which Nigeria co-signed, she reaffirmed “that health is a fundamental human right and the responsibility of the government in assuring the health of its people”.
The surest vehicle to achieving UHC is mandatory social health insurance program; the engine, functional PHC. NMA went on strike, marched on the streets of state capitals and the FCT and almost declared hunger strike for the enactment and commencement of implementation of the NHAct- a mother law that will guarantee the good wishes.
As we come to Abuja 2019, let’s come with information regarding the state of the implementation of the BHCPF especially in respect of establishment of functional *State Health Insurance Agencies* (SHIA), and *State Primary Health Care Development Agencies* (SPHCDA) the gateways for assessing the BHCPF. Despite all odds, UHC is possible.Leave a reply →