Understanding the context of Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria

On the 2nd – 3rd of September 2020, the UK Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) and the Nigerian Academy of Science held a two-day virtual meeting to take stock of the current status of healthcare in Nigeria, progress towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC), and the potential role that research could play in accelerating progress. The AMS, through the Global Challenges Research Fund, funded the meeting. The steering committee was chaired by Professor Friday Okonofua FAS, Chairman, Publications Committee, NAS and Professor Mike English FMedSci, KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, UK/Kenya.

The goal of universal health coverage (UHC) is to ensure that all people have access to essential health services without enduring financial hardship, and UHC is an integral part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Download here