Friday 28th April, 2017
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Coalition task govts. on health budget transparency

Coalition task govts. on health budget transparency

Governments at all lev­els have been advised to open their health budgets for scrutiny in order to strengthen accountability, transparency, participatory de­mocracy and also engender pub­lic trust.
Coalition of Civil Society Or­ganizations and the media from Kaduna, Kano, Niger, Bauchi gave the advice at the end of a two day media parley in Abuja on Report­age of 2017 Health Sector Budget.
The participants frowned at the situation where information about the health budgets alloca­tion, releases and expenditures of most states of the federation are treated as classified documents, hence denying the public from having access to them.
The Coalitions which com­prises of Accountability Mecha­nism for MNCH in Kano State (AMMKaS), Bauchi State Ac­countability Mechanism on MNCH (BaSAM) Coalition for Maternal Health in Niger State (COMiN), Kaduna MNCH Ac­countability Mechanism (KaD­MAM) and Track Health National Accountability Mech­anism (TNAM), with support from Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) in its Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health (PAC­FaH) project have therefore in­sisted that there is the need for improved transparency and ac­countability in Nigeria’s health budget process.

 

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