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 YouthHubAfrica in collaboration with Christian Aid on Friday enrolled 200 vulnerable persons in Gwagwalada Bwari and Waru communities into the Federal Capital Territory FCT Health Insurance Scheme Mr Rotimi Olawale Executive Director YouthHubAfrica made this known at the handing over ceremony of cards to beneficiaries in Waru Abuja Olawale said that the project was implemented to promote Universal Health Coverage UHC in FCT to enable them access quality health care for a period of 12 months for free Health insurance coverage is low in Nigeria and people who are covered are mostly covered by the organisations they work for However people who work in the informal sector do not have such privilege many of them do not believe that health can be free or could have their insurance covered Most of them pay out of pocket and when they cannot pay they simply do not go to the hospitals and that is where the marginalisation comes to play he said Olawale said the idea was to partner with the FCT Health Insurance Authority NHIA to assist indigent people access quality health care Our team went to the field with a pre designed survey the idea was to identify people who are below a certain level of earnings or marginalised persons would benefit the most from this health insurance scheme We paid on their behalf and register them under the FCT Health Insurance Scheme So today s event is to present the registration card to the beneficiaries we hope that when they get registered in this service they will be able to access services at the different hospitals he said Prof Mohammed Sambo Chief Executive Officer FCT National Health Insurance Authority NHIA represented by Mr Greg Azubuke NHIA FCT Coordinator commended YouthHubAfrica for the initiative Sambo said that the agency attached great importance to the gesture He said Health insurance is a situation whereby you can just walk into a facility of your choice and access the best possible medical attention without paying a dime That is what we are here to do by the good will of YouthHubAfrica they have been able to register 200 people from three communities in the FCT By virtue of this registration these 200 lucky people can easily walk into a hospital of their choice and be treated for whatever ailments ailments they may and walk out without paying a kobo Sambo called on other citizens of goodwill to emulate the example set by YouthHubAfrica by visiting communities and picking certain numbers of people and make them access quality and affordable healthcare in hospital of their choice He said the burden should not be left to government alone because it takes collaborative efforts to tackle issues and urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the opportunity Mr Temitope Fashola Country Director Christian Aid represented by Dorcas Asaolu Health and Human Development Intern said achieving universal health coverage meant that everybody has access to needed good quality healthcare without suffering financial hardship Fashola said that the LGA UHC Initiative project was born in 2020 to achieve healthcare coverage for all Christian Aid Nigeria has over the course of two years taken the initiative from Nasarawa to Benue and the FCT This handing over of the FCT Health Insurance Scheme cards to participants is in line with the UHC goal and built on adoption model to stimulate trust This is a strong affirmation that with our joint efforts we can push our cooperation in improving access to quality timely and affordable health care for all The District Head of Waru Ibrahim Sarki thanked YouthHubAfrica for the gesture He said he had been a beneficiary of health insurance scheme in the past so he understood how much the organisation would have spent to grant his community members health insurance I want to show my appreciation to YouthHubAfrica that on behalf of my people we are happy he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
Associations enroll 200 FCT residents into health insurance scheme

Christian Aid

YouthHubAfrica in collaboration with Christian Aid on Friday enrolled 200 vulnerable persons in Gwagwalada, Bwari and Waru communities into the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Health Insurance Scheme.

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Rotimi Olawale

Mr Rotimi Olawale ,Executive Director ,YouthHubAfrica,  made this known  at the handing-over ceremony of cards to beneficiaries in Waru ,Abuja .

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Universal Health Coverage

Olawale said that the project was  implemented  to promote Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in FCT to enable  them access quality health care for a period of 12 months for free.

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“Health insurance  coverage is low in Nigeria and people who are covered are mostly  covered by the organisations they work for .

” However , people who work in the informal sector do not have such privilege, many of them do not believe that health can be free or could  have their insurance covered.

“Most of them pay  out of pocket  and when they cannot pay they simply do not go to the hospitals and that is where the marginalisation comes to play ,” he said.

FCT Health Insurance

Olawale said the  idea was to partner with the FCT Health Insurance  Authority (NHIA) to  assist indigent people access quality health care.

” Our team went to the field with a pre-designed survey, the idea  was to  identify  people who are below a certain level of earnings or  marginalised persons  would benefit the most  from this health insurance scheme .

FCT Health Insurance Scheme

” We paid on their behalf and register them  under the FCT Health Insurance Scheme .

“So today’s event is to present the registration card to the beneficiaries  we hope that when they get registered in this service, they will be able to access services at the different hospitals, “he said.

Chief Executive Officer

Prof. Mohammed  Sambo, Chief Executive Officer, FCT National Health Insurance Authority  (NHIA) ,  represented by Mr Greg Azubuke ,NHIA, FCT Coordinator ,commended  YouthHubAfrica  for the initiative.

Sambo said that  the agency attached great importance to the gesture .

He said, “Health insurance is a situation whereby you can just walk into a facility of your choice and access the best possible medical attention without paying a dime .

“That is what we are here to do by the good will of YouthHubAfrica, they have been able to register 200 people from three communities in the FCT .

“By virtue of this registration, these  200 lucky people can easily walk into a hospital of their choice and be treated for whatever ailments ailments they may and walk out without paying a kobo.

Sambo  called on other citizens of goodwill to emulate the example set by  YouthHubAfrica by visiting communities and picking certain numbers of people and make them access quality and affordable healthcare in hospital of their choice.

He said the burden should not be left to government alone  because it takes collaborative efforts to tackle issues and urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the opportunity.

Country Director

Mr Temitope  Fashola,  Country Director ,Christian Aid ,represented by  Dorcas Asaolu, Health and Human Development Intern, said  achieving universal health coverage meant that everybody has access to  needed good quality  healthcare without suffering financial hardship .

Fashola said that the LGA UHC Initiative project was born in 2020 to  achieve healthcare coverage for all .

Christian Aid Nigeria

“Christian Aid Nigeria  has over the course of two years taken the initiative from  Nasarawa to Benue and the FCT .

FCT Health Insurance Scheme

” This handing over of the FCT Health Insurance Scheme cards to participants is in line with the UHC goal and built on adoption model to stimulate trust.

“This is a strong affirmation that with our joint efforts, we can push our cooperation in improving access to quality ,timely and affordable health care for all.

District Head

The District Head of  Waru ,Ibrahim Sarki ,thanked YouthHubAfrica for the gesture.

He said he had been a beneficiary of health insurance scheme in the past so he understood how much the organisation  would have spent to grant his community members health insurance.

” I want to  show my appreciation to YouthHubAfrica  that on behalf of my people  we are happy ,”he said

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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