Uncertainty bounds the Nigeria health care delivery system; causing further distortion in the development of the health sector. Effective mobilising of healthcare professionals, use of sustainable care plans by government, use of integrated medical intelligence and surveillance systems, accountability, commitment and quality leadership – will minimise uncertainty factors and enhance access to quality and sustainable health care.
Nigeria is one of the developing countries faced with the “double burden” of persisting high prevalence of communicable diseases and rising prevalence of non-communicable diseases. Key health indicators such as maternal and infant mortality are worse than the sub-Saharan African average and Nigeria is not on track to achieving most of the health-related SDG goals
Making health care fit into the future requires strategy involving all sectors of the society and maximises the contribution the system makes to the economy. Sustainability of the health and care system depends on internal and external factors, public and private acceptability and support
All individuals and communities receive the health services they needed without suffering financial hardship. It includes the full spectrum of essential, utility health services form health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care cross the life course.
The delivery of these services require adequate and competent health care works with optimal skills mix in the facility, outreach and community level, and who are equitably distributed, adequately supported and enjoy decent work. UHC strategies enable everyone to access the services that address the most significant causes of disease and death and ensures that the quality of those services is good enough to improve the health of the people who receive them.