Drafting state legislation – Nigeria

In Nigeria, Health Partners International worked with the state governments in Enugu and Jigawa to provide the legal infrastructure for a viable and functional district health system as part of the Partnership for Transforming Health Systems (PATHS) programme.

In consultation with the relevant commissioners, permanent secretaries for health and numerous other stakeholders, our consultant developed the draft Enugu State Health Bill, 2004, and the Gunduma Health Systems Act, 2007, for Jigawa State.

During this process, our consultant developed a comprehensive legal opinion on the constitutionality and legality of the Bill and Act under the Nigerian constitution and related legal infrastructure, including the pending Federal Health Bill.