CWGH Releases Position Paper On 2018 Budget For Health

The Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) has released its proposed position paper regards the 2018 Budget for health requirements.
Amongst other things, CWGH implored government to allocate at least 15% of the National Budget to health care in line with the Abuja Declaration target.
“Empirical evidence has shown that a 1% increase in public spending on health care reduces child and maternal mortality rates while improving life expectancy.
“To boost public spending on health without undermining fiscal sustainability government must explore a number of options for innovative domestic and sustainable financing. These options include: broadening the tax base through introducing incentives to mainstream the informal sector into the formal economy,” said CWGH.
Other options include corrective and wealth taxes. Enhancing tax administration is also vital.
CWGH Input to the 2018 National Health Budget