2017 BUDGET: States seek funds to save women, children 

2017 BUDGET: States seek funds to save women, children 

To avert the death of approximately one million children and women annually from preventable diseases in Nigeria, stakeholders in child and family health services have called for upward review of budgetary allocation and prompt release of funds for health to ensure improved healthcare services at the primary level.

At a gathering in Lagos last week, during the 2017 Pre-Budget Meeting with Directors of Health Planning, Research, Statistics and Finance from Kaduna, Niger, Nasarawa and Oyo States, they called for transparency in budget and public finance management towards40— enabling the country achieve its SDG 3 targets.

Expressing their displeasure over the continued deaths of Nigeria children and women, they urged the three tiers of government to ensure increased allocation to health in the 2017 Budget as well as comply with the statutory allocation for Basic Healthcare Provision Fund, BHCPF, as enshrined in the National Health Act 2014. Read more

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