FG Disburses N12.7b To NHIS, NPHCDA, NCDC — Health Minister
The federal government has disbursed the sum of N12.7 billion into the accounts of the National Health Insurance Scheme [NHIS], National Primary Health Care Development Agency [NPHCDA] and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control [NCDC] Treasury Single Account (TSA) domiciled with the Central Bank of Nigeria [CBN].
Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole disclosed this in a series of tweets on his Twitter handle.
According to Prof. Adewole, the specific sums are as follows:
- NHIS – N6.5bn (50% of available resources)
- NPHCDA – N5.8bn (45%), and,
- NCDC – N327m (2.5%)
Adewole said that the transfer marks an important step in the Huwe government program design in how health care is financed and delivered in Nigeria.
Huwe is a Basic Healthcare Provision Fund in Nigeria.
Speaking further on the disbursed funds and its application, Prof. Adewole said:
“In the coming days, we will work with the NPHCDA & NHIS to ensure the funds are disbursed into account of States that have been set up at CBN.
“We are conscious of the enormous implementation challenges ahead. 22 States have so far demonstrated interest.
“Baseline assessments, State and facility level training and a performance management system all have to be in place in the next couple of months.”
See the tweet thread:
It is my pleasure to inform Nigerians and our partners that the sum of N12.7bn was disbursed into the NHIS, NPHCDA & NCDC TSA accounts at the CBN. The specific sums are as follows: NHIS – N6.5bn (50% of available resources) NPHCDA – N5.8bn (45%) NCDC – N327m (2.5%)
— Prof. Isaac Adewole (@IsaacFAdewole) May 17, 2019