The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): Cynthia Green
Primary Language: English
In November 2011 in Nigeria, a landmark national conference, "Improving Financial Access to Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Services for the Poor in Nigeria," was held. The conference organizers included three federal agencies, the African Health Economics and Policy Association, four United Nations agencies, three donor countries, and five health projects, including the Health Policy Project. A total of 255 experts from all 36 Nigerian states and the Federal Capital Territory came together to discuss strategies to improve financial access to integrated MNCH services, with the aim of achieving universal health coverage. These strategies highlighted the need for advocacy and policy change, innovation in the design and implementation of health financing schemes, strengthening of the social health insurance scheme, and collaboration with private sector health providers.
A complete list of sponsoring agencies and all conference materials and presentations are available on the conference website at http://www.healthfinancenigeria.org.