Health Summit – Bayelsa begins journey to achieving universal health coverage.
Yenagoa, 19 April, 2021 – The maiden Bayelsa Health Summit with the theme, “Achieving Improved Health Systems Performance through Strategic Planning and Stakeholder Engagement”, opens today in the capital city Yenagoa.
The theme was informed by the background of the Bayelsa health sector which is described as under-performing and characterised by poor health indices. For instance, only about 6.5% of the population have health insurance cover and majority access health through out of pocket expenditure. About four out of every 10 Bayelsa indigenes live within 2KM of healthcare facility and majority do not access these facilities due to difficult terrain, poverty, and lack confidence in quality-of-service delivery.
Dr Patrick explaining the abstract to the Special Adviser to the Gov on Health ( during poster presentation)