National Health Dialogue: Policymakers, experts to discuss primary healthcare financing (LIVE UPDATES)

Welcome to the 2022 edition of the annual National Health Dialogue, a high-level platform organised by the Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development (CJID) in collaboration with PREMIUM TIMES to advance conversations around key health issues in Nigeria and Africa by extension.

The 2022 edition which is themed: “Primary Health Care Financing; Role of State and Non-state Actors” is taking place today (Tuesday) in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.

The event is expected to bring together policy makers and experts to discuss and share experiences on key issues in the primary healthcare subsector, such as financing, and human resources for health and insurance.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, Executive Secretary of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, are among other key figures expected to attend the event.

Others attending include but not limited to health practitioners and advocates, political, religious, and traditional leaders.

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The media will also play key role at the event which aims to address challenges facing healthcare services in the country.

Ahead of the event, PREMIUM TIMES, the co-organiser presented five things participants should expect from the dialogue.

Stay on this page as this newspaper provides live updates of the event scheduled to commence by 9:00 a.m.

09:55 a.m: It is beautiful morning here at the BON ELVIS hotel, Abuja. We are live at the 2022 edition of the National Health Dialogue. Although the event was scheduled to commence by 9:00 a.m., it will be starting late as registration is still on going.

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