5th October, 2018
By Asmau Ahmad
The bi-annual scorecard supports in-country civil society organizations, relevant stakeholders and members of the National Steering Committee of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) to regularly monitor the performance of the BHCPF and GFF. It also provides useful information for feedback, remedial actions and accountability.
The review was collectively done by members of Nigeria CSOs Working Group for the GFF, National Advocates for Health (NA4H) and Nigeria Youths Champions for Universal Health Coverage (NYC4UHC), with technical support from Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN) and Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR). It was focused on; The Investment Case priorities, gaps and recommendations to engage national and sub-national leaders. Also advocacy messages and tools are developed to engage the leaders.
This bi-annual scorecard supports in-country civil society organizations and interested stakeholders to use the evidence provided and influence actions in the policy environment and political space that will improve Immunization Budget Performance, Transparency and Accountability. It is concluded with simple but cogent recommendations of calling Nigerian President Buhari to submit supplementary budget to National Assembly to cover the 2018 immunization funding gap and with a call to the Minister of Finance to release the already approved Immunization budget in full and at once.