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Nigeria Releases Money for the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund

This post originally appeared in the World Bank’s quarterly Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Externally Financed Programs.
The Federal Government of Nigeria last month released NGN13.75 billion for the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF), which was designed with the support of the World Bank over the last few years. The fund will bring much needed operational financing for a basic package of highly cost-effective interventions. Given that immunization is included in the package, this new development is particularly critical for ensuring sustainability of the immunization program as the country transitions from Gavi and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) support.

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