An Understanding of the Health System in Nigeria

Nigeria is a federation with 36 states with a population of over 180 million citizens, spanning over 6 regions i.e. NorthWest, North-East, North Central, South-West, South-East, South-South.

The Federal Constitution divides responsibility for healthcare across the three tiers of government. Local government authorities are responsible for direct delivery of PHC services to the communities.

The State governments are responsible for providing secondary care and deploying additional financial resources, skilled manpower, regulation, supportive supervision for PHC.

The Federal government promotes development and provide overarching policy guidelines, technical support, resource mobilization monitoring and evaluation