MEMORANDUM ON THE 2017 FEDERAL HEALTH BUDGET ESTIMATES

INTRODUCTION

The House of Representatives Committee on Health Care Services (Committee) has requested for the support and technical assistance of CSJ to use empirical evidence to review the 2017 federal health budget. The Committee expects CSJ to facilitate a legislative retreat on the health budget estimates and to take action to facilitate the work of the Committee towards the approval of the health budget. The overall goal is to contribute to the production of an effective 2017 federal health budget that responds to the health needs and rights of Nigerians. It is expected that the budget estimates will be reviewed against the background of national health indicators, laws and policies with a view to producing a budget that is evidence based, credible, and implementable and facilitate the improvement of health indicators through improved service delivery. The memorandum is a response to the findings in the earlier project of CSJ supported by OSIWA, notably the Fiscal Responsibility Index and the study linking key national development policies on health to health budgets between the period, 2009 to 2013. The study found a disconnect between the health budget and key policies and indicators.

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MEMORANDUM ON THE 2017 FEDERAL HEALTH BUDGET ESTIMATES

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