National Health Bill Signed into Law

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On December 9, President Jonathan signed the National Health Bill into law. The Act provides a framework for the regulation, development and management of a National Health system. Key provisions include:

  • Creation of new health agencies such as the National Council on Health and the National Tertiary Hospitals Commission
  • Establishment of the Primary Healthcare Development Fund, financed through a 1% deduction from Nigeria’s Consolidated Revenue Fund and support from international donors
  • Mandates the provision of emergency care and penalizes refusal with a N10,000 fine plus/or an imprisonment term of 3 months
  • Prohibits discrimination in healthcare provision
  • Prohibits government funding for civil servants to seek healthcare abroad

Click here to download a copy of the Bill.

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