Resource Type: Report
Published: August 2018
Resource Description: Nigeria and many countries have subscribed to the principle of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) which aims to ensure equitable access to needed health care without suffering financial hardship. Kebbi State, like many other states, is in the process of embracing health financing policy reforms introduced at the national level to achieve more money for health and more health for the money. The state has keyed in to health financing policy reforms including decentralization of health insurance scheme that will usher in State Supported Health Insurance Scheme, PHC management integration policy called PHCOUR, Revitalization of PHC for UHC policy and other laudable policy thrusts.
It is increasingly recognized that the sufficient public health funding and efficient health funding management play a crucial role towards achieving UHC, in order words, more money for health and more health for the money are the key intermediate objectives on the path towards UHC. In order to understand the magnitude and flow of health resource which will enable the state to put available meagre resources into better utilization, USAID/HFG embarked on Public Expenditure Review (PER) in collaboration with the state stakeholders. A PER analyzes government budgetary allocations and expenditures over a period of years to assess their consistency with policy priorities, and what results had been achieved.Download