This report summarizes four state-level gender and equity analyses, conducted in Abia, Ebonyi, and Osun states and the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria. The analyses examined gender and equity considerations, challenges, and opportunities related to the rollout of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund. The findings were used to develop recommendations to inform rollout of the fund. Applying a gender and equity lens to rollout is critical, as reaching poor and vulnerable groups is a key focus of the fund. Given the magnitude of the fund, understanding the challenges, opportunities, and gaps in reaching vulnerable groups is imperative to design and implement rollout approaches that can help move the needle in achieving the primary purpose of the fund—to reduce out-of-pocket spending on health, enhance access to quality health services, and help Nigeria move one step closer to achieving its goal of universal health coverage.
Pappa, S. 2020. Gender and Equity Considerations Under the Basic Health Care Provision Fund: Findings from Abia, Osun, Ebonyi, and the FCT. Washington, DC: Palladium, Health Policy Plus.
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