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Liberia: CSOs Want Increment of National Budget for Health

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A group of civil society organizations (CSOs), including Partnership for Sustainable Development (PaSD), has called on the government to ensure that budgetary allocation to the health sector be increased to about 15 percent in adherence to the Abuja Declaration.

The Abuja Declaration is a commitment that was made in 2001 by African Union (AU) member countries, pledging to allocate at least 15 per cent of their annual budgets to improve the health sector.

According to the CSOs, the increment is to ensure that Liberia's health sector is adequately financed with emphasis on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, adolescent, and sexual reproductive health in the 2019/2020 national budget.

The statement,

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