VICE President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Friday said the Federal Government will commence the disbursement of the Basic Health Funds to states in August, next week.
According to him, the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund, BHCF, was a key deliverable which the current administration must address.
Osinbajo stated this at the third THISDAY Policy Dialogue on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Abuja.
He said: “For the federal government to achieve Universal Health Coverage by 2030, we designed the Saving One Million Lives Programmes for Results (SOMLPforR) as part of efforts to incentivise states to enable us reward their performance. And we appreciate those that have distinguished themselves in the provision of healthcare to their people,
“Considering the importance of this fund, we will commence the disbursement from August. Our administration have seen this as a key deliverable which we must address.”
He further urged the states to make prudent use of the fund, saying “I will encourage every state to make good use of the funds. States without results will miss out in further disbursements.”