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Thought Leadership

Implementing Nigeria’s Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax to Harness Domestic Resources for Health

In 2021, the Federal Government of Nigeria introduced a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage (SSB) tax. It is embedded in the Finance Act of 2021, which levies a ₦10 tax on each litre of all non-alcoholic and sugar sweetened carbonated drinks. Fiscal policies like this can help curb the excessive consumption of sugars as was seen in Mexico, […]

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Thought Leadership

Sin Tax: A Viable Means to Health Financing in Nigeria

Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is largely dependent on how a country finances its health system. Since the Abuja Declaration in 2001, Nigeria has been unable to allocate at least 15% of its national budget to health care therefore leaving the health system grossly underfunded. The health sector relies heavily on donor funding, meaning that […]

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Health Torchlight

Time to think differently about healthcare financing: The #BrainGain4Naija Workshop

How do you raise the funds you need to scale up a healthcare venture in Nigeria? How do health sector entrepreneurs attract investors and funders? How can government create an environment for investors to fund health care projects and where health innovations thrive in Nigeria? Nigeria Health Watch together with the World Bank Group put together […]