The Zamfara state basket fund – A transparent and efficient funding option to improve health services. PRRINN-MNCH

Authors: Health Partners International
Document Type: Factsheets
Publication Date: 2013

This is the fourth in a series of eight factsheets on the theme of governance and systems, that draws on the results and lessons learned from the PRRINN-MNCH programme. This particular brief focuses on the Zamfara state basket fund. The key messages are:

The basket fund is an effective way of financing healthcare initiatives in a sustainable way. This is particularly important for recurrent activities such as routine immunisation.

  1. Children fully immunised coverage rate in Zamfara state had fallen to 11% – well below the national average.
  2. The Zamfara basket fund with support from PRRINN-MNCH provided an innovative pooled funding system for recurrent primary health care.
  3. Child immunisation greatly increased and the system is now state policy in Zamfara. Yobe state is also considering its own basket fund.


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Tags: Nigeria, Capacity building, Capacity development, Health policy, Routine immunisation, Routine immunization, Costing of services, Health planning, Institutional strengthening, Health systems, PRRINN-MNCH, Access to health services, Health services, Health care financing, Standards, Basket fund, Health systems strengthening,