A Looming Crisis? An analysis of the health sector budget performance for the financial year 2012/13 and allocations for 2013/14
In this brief, we highlight the fact that the health sector budget provision and performance does not reflect the commitment made by government to achieve universal access to health care service delivery especially to the most vulnerable groups who mostly reside in the rural areas, as well as women, children, minority groups and persons with disabilities.
We also argue that it is not enough that we ask for increment of the health sector budget to meet the 15% commitment made under the Abuja Declaration. That it is equally important for us to ensure that existing resources are put to optimum use. It is in this regard that monitoring both the physical and financial budget performance within the health sector should be a key concern for all stakeholders.