Nigeria to cut healthcare spending by 40% despite coronavirus cases climbing

Posted by on June 10, 2020 2:15 am
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Plans by Nigeria’s government to cut healthcare spending risk undermining the country’s coronavirus response and severely impacting already strained services, health and transparency groups have warned.

Funding for local, primary healthcare services will be cut by more than 40% this year in a revised budget expected to be passed into law in the coming weeks.

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