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close this bookNational Drug Policy - Nigeria (FMOH, WHO; 2005; 32 pages)
View the documentFOREWORD
View the documentACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
View the documentACRONYMS
View the document1.0 INTRODUCTION
View the document2.0 DEFINITION
View the document3.0 GOALS OF THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY
View the document4.0 OBJECTIVES OF THE NATIONAL DRUG POICY
View the document5.0. TARGETS OF THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY
close this folder6.0 STRATEGIES FOR IMPLEMENTING THE NATIONAL DRUG POLICY
View the document6.1 SELECTION OF DRUGS
View the document6.2 PROCUREMENT OF DRUGS
View the document6.3 DRUG REVOLVING FUND SCHEME
View the document6.4 PRICING POLICY
View the document6.5 DRUG STORAGE
View the document6.6 DRUG DISTRIBUTION
Open this folder and view contents6.7 RATIONAL DRUG USE
View the document6.8 DONATED DRUGS
View the document6.9 LOCAL DRUG PRODUCTION
View the document6.10 LEGISLATION
View the document6.11 INSPECTION OF DRUGS
View the document6.12 IMPORTATION AND EXPORTATION OF DRUGS
View the document6.13 REGISTRATION OF DRUGS
View the document6.14 PATENTS
View the document6.15 QUALITY ASSURANCE
Open this folder and view contents6.16 REGULATIONS FOR PRESCRIBING AND DISPENSING DRUGS
View the document6.17 PHARMACOVIGILANCE
View the document6.18 DRUG INFORMATION AND PROMOTION
View the document6.19 DRUG FINANCING AND AFFORDABILITY
Open this folder and view contents6.20 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
View the document6.21 HERBAL AND OTHER TRADITIONAL REMEDIES
View the document6.22 HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
View the document6.23 CONTROL OF VETERINARY DRUGS
View the document6.24 INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION
View the document6.25 MONITORING AND EVALUATION
 

6.19 DRUG FINANCING AND AFFORDABILITY

Financing the various provisions of the National Drug Policy shall be the primary responsibility of government at all levels. Participation in the National Health Insurance Scheme by individuals, organisations and communities shall, however, be encouraged. In order to realise the objectives of the NDP, the Federal Government shall ensure that:

i. Suitable financial provisions are made within the total health budget for sustainable implementation and monitoring of the policy;

ii. Adequate budgetary allocations are made for drugs, in line with internationally recommended norms;

iii. Priority is given to the provision of adequate funds for drugs used in primary health care and the control of endemic diseases;

iv. The cost of drugs to the patient is low, but sufficient to recover total costs with a little mark-up for administrative expenses and adequate maintenance of the drug revolving fund;

v. The costs of the promotive and preventive aspects of the National Drug Policy like health information and education; human resources development and research are fully borne by government;

vi. Government at all levels makes specific budgetary provisions to cover the cost of exemptions which shall apply to such categories of patients as accident victims, TB patients, the destitute, the mentally retarded, children, and the elderly, etc.

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