The Federal Government has set up a Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF) which it plans to improve access and utilisation of health care services with.

In a statement on its Facebook page, the Presidency said the initiative would guarantee and provide for free, a minimum package of services in primary health care facilities beginning with rural communities.

It explained that the BHCPF was a Federal Government programme that sets aside 1% of Nigerian’s consolidated annual revenue to pay for guaranteed free care, upgrading of health facilities and also support to accident victims across the nation.

Phase One of this programme, which will commence in the first quarter of 2018, will run in 3 start-up states – Abia, Niger and Osun.

The programme also has the potential to reach up to 8 million Nigerians in those states.

Today, government wants all Nigerians to join in crowd sourcing a name for the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund - an easy one that reflects Nigeria’s diversity.

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It also wants you to share with Federal Ministry of Health Nigeria on Facebook and @fmohnigeria on Twitter, what good health means in your local language with the hashtag #BHCPF.

The government also wants Nigerians to come up with other creative suggestions to become part of the move by sharing suggested names with the hashtag #BHCPF.

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