Performance-Based Financing Improves Quality of Health Services in Nigeria

    STORY HIGHLIGHTS

    • Designed by the country’s leading healthcare institutions, with support from the World Bank, NSHIP delivers a results-based approach to improve quantity and quality of health services
    • The performance-based financing (PBF) approach has also motivated health worker performance
    • The improved quality of care has led to more patients using health centers supported by NSHIP

    NASARAWA STATE FEBRUARY 16, 2017 – Despite significant health sector investments in recent years, Nigeria has made slow progress in improving its health indices. According to the Nigerian National Primary Healthcare Development agency, a large number of women from low-income households in Adamawa, Nasarawa and Ondo states, do not use health facilities and the chances of giving birth with skilled help can be as low as one in seven.

    The Nigeria State Health Investment Project (NSHIP) aims to change that. Designed by the country’s leading healthcare institutions, and support from the World Bank, NSHIP delivers a results-based approach to improve quantity and quality of health services.

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