Since inception of the current administration in Lagos State, several attempts have been made to improve the Health Care Services Delivery System in the State. These attempts had culminated in the introduction of the Health Reform Agenda which is backed by Law. The main aim of this reform agenda is to improve the performance of the health system.
A vital component of this process is the regulation of the private sector of health care delivery being a major provider of service to over 60% of the population. Hence, the establishment of a number of regulatory and monitoring agencies which include the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA).
The HEFAMAA was established in March 2006 and is charged with the responsibility of monitoring both private and public health facilities to ensure registration and accreditation of all health facilities in Lagos State.