|S/N||CSOs Critical Advocacy Points||2017 Budget Proposal Update|
|1||Provide the statutory transfers to fund the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF), an intervention Fund as provided for in the National Health Act which seeks no less than 1% of the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the Federation.||The 2017 Budget proposal does not make any provision recognizing the National Health Act as a statutory payment, being 1% of the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF) from the FG’s revenue share. If implemented, this 1% of the CRF would be worth an estimated N49.4bn, raising funding for the health sector to approximately 5.9% of the budget.|
|2||Nigeria should include a provision of N33.5bn (US$110 million) for vaccine procurement, to close the funding gap over the 2017/2018 period and fulfill her co-financing obligations towards GAVI.||Total Vaccine provision in the 2017 proposal including Polio sits at N12.5bn which largely takes care of the 2017 needs (if the proposed loan from the world bank kicks in). The biennial procurement recommendation was clearly not provided for to cover 2017 and 2018.|
|3||Provide at a minimum, no less than N3.6bn (US$11.5 million) for family planning and reproductive health commodities that deliver on the Government’s commitment from the 2012 London Family Planning conference; the funding requirements Family planning related expenditure for 2017 stands at $122.5mn based on the need to reach 36% CPR by 2018.||The FG plans to spend only N988.12mn ($3.23m) on Family Planning programmes this year, which is grossly inadequate and falls short of the commitment made in the London Family Planning Conference in 2012. The provisions do not come close to the requirements in the Nigeria Family Planning Blueprint (Scale-Up Plan 2014 – 2018)|
|4||Push for dedicated funds to address the main drivers of childhood illness, including a specific, budgetary provision for implementing the National Strategic Plan on Nutrition, which envisages at least $10mn per year from the federal government.||The FG’s commitments under the National Strategic Plan on Nutrition should come to at least $10million( N3.05bn). However, only N1.23bn ($4m) across all MDAs* was allocated for Nutrition in 2017, representing a 60% shortfall.
*Ministries, Departments and Agencies
|5||Create a health basket fund from bilateral and multilateral funding for the health sector within the 2017 budget, to provide a single conduit for investments in the health sector, enabling coordination, monitoring and auditing of budget performance.||The federal government does not maintain a transparent donor basket, which is a critical component that should make funding of bilateral and multilateral commitments seamless and transparent.|
|6||Increase domestic funding for HIV/AIDS in the 2017 budget, with similar incremental increases over the next 4 years, to achieve 45% domestic funding for HIV/AIDS by 2020.||Total allocations across MDAs and NACA stands at N5.86bn. This shows significant interest from a very low level. However, allocations to NACA stagnated from 2016. The current treatment gap in Nigeria and the budget aspiration are quite far apart.|