On 10th May 2022, UNESO was part of the breakfast meeting on the FY 2022/2023 budget process with policymakers and civil society partners organized by Akina Mama wa Africa(AMwA) under the auspices of the JAS Programme.
The meeting aimed at presenting the key findings and recommendations in the position paper on the Health Sub-programme of the Human Capital Development programme in the national budget FY 2022/2023 to parliamentarians and how they impact sexual and reproductive health and rights.
The objectives of the meeting were:
- To build solidarity within and across relevant parliamentary committees and other key stakeholders and secure commitments to prioritize budgetary allocations to health in FY2022/23
- To build relationships with key actors in the budget process and beyond within the 11th parliament.
This meeting was a continuation of advocacy efforts toward health financing by CSOs.
– That the government follows orders of the constitutional court delivered in the 2020 judgment in the petition 16 cases to “prioritize and provide sufficient in the national budget for maternal health care.”
– That there is increased allocation to the health budget in fulfilment of the commitments made as a signatory to the Abuja declaration pledging to increase the proportion of its health expenditure to at least 15% of the annual budget.
– That adolescent and youth health is improved through the establishment of community adolescent and youth-friendly spaces at the sub-county level and the availability of comprehensive sexuality education for young people in both formal and informal settings