Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Governor of Delta State has stated that a strong political will from Nigeria’s Executive and Legislative arms of the government is the precursor to achieving increase and prioritizing of healthcare, in public budget.

Gov. Okowa who spoke in a dialogue in Abuja and was represented by the Director General and Chief Executive Officer, Delta State Contributory Health Commission (DSCHC), Dr. Ben Nkechika, said Nigeria’s healthcare indices is low compared to other developing countries of the world, adding that adequate prioritizing of health in public budgets is very crucial for a healthy population despite the declining revenue due the challenging economic situation in the country.

He said in Delta State, this strong political will has significantly created a vibrant healthcare financing process for the actualization of Universal Health Coverage in the State despite the very challenging economic situation.

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