Monday January 24, 2022 4:07 AM

APC-led state governments pledge to allocate 25 per cent of budget to health sector

Health sector in States in the the All Progressives Congress (APC) controlled states attract 25 per cent annual budget henceforth.

This decision was contained in a communique on Sunday in Abuja after a meeting of Commissioners of Health and Executive Secretaries of Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) of APC-controlled States on improving Primary Health Care Delivery in APC States.

The meeting, which took place in Ilorin, Kwara State with the theme “Improving primary health care delivery in APC State”, also agreed to undertake the establishment of sustainable health care financing systems such as health insurance and health emergency trust fund in their States.

The communique was jointly signed by Kwara Commissioner of Health Dr. Raji Razaq and Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Lukman.

According to the communique, the meeting resolved “to domesticate Primary Health Care under one roof in line with federal government policy initiative under the National Primary Health Care Development Authority; Priority consideration to be given to Maternal and Child Nutrition in Primary Health Care Delivery Services.”

The meeting identified the challenges of primary health care delivery in all the member states and resolved to proffer sustainable solutions aimed at tackling the challenges confronting primary healthcare delivery.

They agreed to achieve this by facilitating the adoption of uniform implementation of policy initiatives on primary healthcare delivery across all APC states and to promote synergy, peer review, and experience sharing among APC states on primary healthcare delivery.

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