Federal Government has launched a
Funding for the
NSHIP, the new performance-based financing model for health, hopes to pay incentives on basis of targets as proportion of children fully immunized, number of births attended by skilled health providers, number of outpatient visits by children aged under five, proportion of project beneficiaries who are female, and how health facility score on average quality of care.
"It shows health services can be made responsive to the health needs of people," he noted at the launch of NSHIP in
The three states were chosen for the project in hopes of reaching a target population of 9.4 million people, according to the
The Bank's country director for
She said the states could show "how public money can be invested more smartly" to get closer to Millennium Development Goals.
The pilot NSHIP saw some 6,500 children fully immunized, 11,600 deliveries in facilities and more than 205,000 outpatient visits.
On account of the pilot, uptake of family planning in Adamawa state increased from under one percent to more than 40%, said
Dayo Adeyotun, health commissioner for
"We have been talking about input, input, input, but not about getting results," said Janet Akpaso, executive director for Nasarawa state primary health care development agency.
In one of three interventions, facilities will freely decide how they use up to 50% of the funds they earn for operational costs, maintenance, drugs and enhance quality.
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