According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Nigeria has one of the largest absolute number of health workers in Africa but has densities of nurses, midwives and doctors that are still too low to effectively deliver essential health services in the country .The health sector comprises of public, private-for-profit, Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs), community- based organizations and Faith- Based Organizations (FBOs). Healthcare is administered through three levels; primary, secondary and tertiary level. A joint assessment team was formed in Nigeria to track the process of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
The country has shown quite a commitment to UHC but it’s far from achieving it. Nevertheless, the National Health Act commits 1% of the national budget to the basic healthcare provision fund with the aim of increasing revenue and improving primary health services.