At a legislative retreat on immunization, health financing and national health act, where they identified inadequate budgetary allocation and poor funding of the health sector as factors inhibiting quality health care delivery in Nigeria, the Lawmakers in the House of Representatives have pledged to partner with their counterparts in the Senate to ensure proper budgetary allocation for the health sector in the 2017 budget as deliberate measure to improve quality of lives for Nigerians.
The retreat which involved committee chairmen and members of the House of Representatives stressed that poor funding and budgetary allocation are barriers to achieving quality health care delivery in the country.

To tackle these therefore, the lawmakers in the lower chamber have expressed preparedness to partner with their counterparts in the Senate to ensure proper budgetary allocation for the health sector in the 2017 budget as deliberate measure to improve quality of lives for Nigerians.
When adequately funded, the lawmakers believe the health sector could have positive economic benefits as finances expended by Nigerians on treatment of preventable ailments could be diverted to more useful ventures.
The legislators also said that the funding gap for the health sector as well as the non-allocation of funds for the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund in the 2015 and 2016 budgets has further increased the vulnerability of the health of Nigerians and the health system.

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