Partners Support in the Primary Healthcare System: Sustainability Challenges and Way Forward

Collaborations and partnerships between different stakeholders play a significant role in improving health outcomes, healthcare delivery, and create sustainable improvements in public health. These partnerships leverage diverse resources, programs, and initiatives to address healthcare challenges and promote better health for all, particularly within the primary healthcare system. While there are still challenges to overcome, various …

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Health System Strengthening: Primary Healthcare Centres in Nigeria

Nigeria’s healthcare system faces various challenges associated with outbound medical tourism, inadequate infrastructure, a shortage of healthcare workers, low government budget allocation, uneven distribution of healthcare facilities, and limited access to quality healthcare services, especially in rural and underserved areas1, which makes strengthening the health system a major priority that would help to address these …

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Health Insurance: Challenges and Recommendations.

Health insurance is a reliable way to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) and an alternative health finance mechanism that can mitigate the consequences of health users’ fees1. However, it does not come without challenges. Effective healthcare services are difficult to be provided in Nigeria because of the high level of corruption, characterized by poor governance, …

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HEALTH INSURANCE: A Pathway to Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

Health insurance is essential for ensuring that everyone has access to a whole variety of high-quality healthcare services without facing financial hardship. It includes the complete range of crucial health services, including health promotion, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care across the life course1. The delivery of these services requires healthcare professionals with an optimal …

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BRIDGING THE MONITORING AND EVALUATION GAPS IN NIGERIA

Monitoring and evaluation offer vital insights into the development, results, and outcome of public health efforts, assisting stakeholders in making data-driven decisions to improve health outcomes and allocate resources more effectively. Data availability is one of the M&E challenges in Nigeria‚Äôs public health system, which affects the evaluation and improvement of various public health activities …

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IMPORTANCE OF MONITORING AND EVALUATION IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM.

The concept of monitoring and evaluation is as old as time and is an essential component of health interventions. M&E states how a programme measures its achievements and provides accountability [1,2,3]. It can also help ensure that healthcare programs and services are responsive to the needs of communities and respect and promote human rights and …

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MONITORING AND EVALUATION IN NIGERIA

A critical management technique for determining the effectiveness and comprehending how the public health program functions is monitoring and evaluation. Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) can identify whether incorrect implementation was to blame if the intervention fails to generate the expected outcomes. If the intervention is effective, M&E provides critical data on implementation to guide scaling …

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The Influence of Contraception in the Society.

Limited access to and use of contraceptive techniques is caused by a lack of health infrastructure and resources, particularly in impoverished communities, as well as by religious and traditional views and practices. Most sub-Saharan African nations continue to have a high level of unmet family planning needs, particularly in rural areas (UN DESA, 2015; Izugbara …

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Mental Health in the Public Health Agenda: Bridging the Gap between Physical and Mental Well-being in Nigeria

Introduction In Nigeria, as in many parts of the world, there has been a long-standing focus on addressing physical and mental health issues within the public health agenda. A study conducted in 2020 and published in BMC Public Health did a systematic review that examined the health system challenges and opportunities for addressing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) …

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