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Improving Financial Access to Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Services for the Poor in Nigeria
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Author(s): Cynthia Green

Primary Language: English

Date: 8/10/2012


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

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The Health Policy Project is a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development under Agreement No. AID-OAA-A-10-00067, beginning September 30, 2010. The project's HIV-related activities are supported by the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). It is implemented by Futures Group, in collaboration with Plan International USA, Avenir Health (previously Futures Institute), Partners in Population and Development, Africa Regional Office (PPD ARO), Population Reference Bureau (PRB), RTI International, and White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA). The information provided on this Web site is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development or the U.S. Government.

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