Public Health Financing for Adolescent and Sexual Reproductive Health: The Nigerian Case
Health-related behaviors undoubtedly alters physical and cognitive development, which can have a repercussion on long-term health. The justification for public health financing on adolescent health as an integrated package is unequivocal. However, to date, there is still no costed plan or budget for adolescent reproductive health in many countries and so a severe lack of funding persists at all levels with no clear budgetary provision for such program. The empirical analysis was based on Nigerian six geo-political zones covering the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The time series data for the variables under consideration were annual and covers the period of 1980-2014. The research explored the stationarity and cointegration properties of public health finance and adolescent reproductive health indicators. These mechanisms were reviewed for the responses to this program and finally the causality was established. The outcomes reveals that ASRH/FP is a necessity in Nigeria; PHF for adolescent reproductive health is mainly determined by many factors specifically by the amount expended by government for public health finance to total government finance and the external debt services payments in Nigeria within the study period.
Airhunmwunde Matthew Eghosa,
Public Health Financing for Adolescent and Sexual Reproductive Health: The Nigerian Case, International Journal of Health Economics and Policy.
Vol. 4, No. 3,
2019, pp. 95-109.
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