On September 7, 2021, the President approved the establishment of a Health Sector Reform Committee to kick-start the development and implementation of a Health Sector Reform Programme for Nigeria in collaboration with state governments and the Federal Capital Territory Administration.
Based on this, the health sector reform committee, on the 3rd of August 2022, put out a call for memoranda in the Punch newspaper for civil society and public members to make recommendations to the government toward improving healthcare delivery in Nigeria.
PAS CSOs convened technical gatherings with other relevant CSOs partners to observe the Vesta Diagnostic report and come up with actionable recommendations to be submitted for consideration. PAS worked to ensure joint and separate submission of recommendations to keep the strengthening of Primary Health Care Under One Roof topical.
PAS also supported the Presidential Health Sector Reform Committee in analyzing their submission. On the 28th of November 2022, the retreat was held for members to observe and debate recommendations for the Presidency. The Vice President, the Hon Min of Health, the Senate Chairman Committee on Health, and other committee members were in attendance. Highlighting the core objectives of the Presidential Health Reform Committee, the Vice President stated that addressing the question of universal health coverage remained the critical objective of the reform process.
A report of the findings is sent as a separate document.