Hon. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole would flagged off the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF) Programme tagged HUWE, in Minna, Niger State.
As a follow up to the presidential launch of the BHCPF, which took place in Abuja, in January, 2019, the Hon. Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has announced that the pilot scheme of the programme would continue in Katsina and Abia States.
Speaking in Abuja, recently, the Minister noted that the BHCPF programme, also known as Huwe was a signature programme of President Muhammadu Buhari's Administration.
He pointed out the that the Fund would provide One (1) Primary Health Care Centre, per ward, identified by States (based on defined criteria) with operational budgets to enable those facilities improve service delivery.
Prof. Adewole informed that the HUWE, would reimburse facilities for delivering the specified package of services which include:- Ante-natal care, Delivery (including Caesarean Sections), family planning, treatment of childhood under Five(5) illnesses, malaria treatment for all and screening for Non- Communicable Disease.
He emphasised that HUWE had also made provision for the increased Public Health Emergency Response to ensure that Nigerians were able to receive Emergency Medical treatment.
He also said that services covered under the program, would be delivered in both Public and Private Care Facilities thus ensuring that facilities focused on quality improvement to gain market share.
HUWE will be funded through not less than 1% of the Consolidated Revenue of the Federation as stipulated in the National Health Act, 2014. It also provides room for funding from Donor Organisations and other sources.