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Legislative Initiative for Sustainable Development (LISDEL)

Our plans include:

A UHC Day 2021 Special Legislative Session where the Legislative Network for Universal Health Coverage (LNU) members will convene a Special Session of legislators to mark the UHC Day 2021. The Session in line with the UHC Day 2021 will take a hybrid participation format (in-person and virtual). The virtual platform will afford the State Legislators and other key actors an opportunity to participate and deliver presentations on the current policy thrusts for UHC in the country.

The presentations will provide details on the current level of implementation of the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) at the subnational level. Discussions will focus on the roles of the lawmakers for the effective implementation of the BHCPF and achievement of UHC objectives at the subnational levels leveraging on their statutory functions (especially oversight and accountability). They will also make specific commitments to accelerating UHC objectives in the States in Nigeria. This activity will be the climax of the UHC Day 2021 Campaign for the Legislature in Nigeria.

Also, there will be unofficial/informal visits to primary healthcare facilities within various Area Councils. This will avail lawmakers an opportunity to carry out an on-the-spot assessment, identify generic challenges faced in the facilities and also interact and identify with grassroot/community people.

Community – Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM) Health Facilities would also be incorporated into the visits.

Again, a unified legislative motion on UHC will be keyed in to sensitize other lawmakers on the concept of UHC and its benefits; Nigeria’s current UHC commitments and status; and raise and adopt key resolutions asking the Government to prioritize health in order accelerate achievement of UHC objectives in Nigeria by 2030.

The above are some of the proposed plans for the UHC Day 2021.

We are looking forward to actualizing every one of those plans.