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5 charts showing FG’s basic healthcare fund allocation in 2022

The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has disbursed a total of N28.59 billion across the 36 states in Nigeria and the FCT, as its year 2022 Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF) allocation.

BHCPF

The BHCPF is a federal government initiative established to increase financing for health, with a view to ensuring equity and financial risk protection for the nation’s vulnerable populations.

 

Of the distribution, Kano, Katsina, Jigawa, Borno, and Sokoto States received the highest funding, Kano topping the list with a total allocation of N1.64 billion.

The other states received N1.23 billion, N1.17 billion, N1.04 billion, and N1.03 billion respectively.

 

The top 5 states that received the least were the FCT, Bayelsa, Edo, Ekiti, and Kwara states with N393.7 million, N411 million, N546.5 million, N558.4 million, and N560.2 million respectively.

The NHIS

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is a corporate body established by the federal government of Nigeria to improve the health of all Nigerians at an affordable cost.

Top 5 states with highest NHIS allocation
The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has disbursed a total of N28.59 billion across the 36 states in Nigeria

 

The top 5 states that received the highest fund allocations for the NHIS – which is a 50 percent disbursement of the BHCPF– are Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto, and Bauchi States, with N891.6 million, N730.1 million, 675.3 million, N655.6 million, and N615.5 million respectively.

The top 5 states that have the highest estimated coverage in terms of persons are Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto, and Bauchi States.

These states have an estimated coverage of 74,301, 60,846, 56,279, 54,637, and 51, 295 persons respectively.

 

 

Read also: EXPLAINER: Five things to know about Nigeria’s basic healthcare fund allocation

The states with the least number of people covered are Delta State with an estimated coverage of 19,038 persons, Osun with a coverage of 19,299 persons, Edo with 20,616 persons, Bayelsa with 20,622 persons, and Ogun with 20,763 persons.

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