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  •   President Adama Barrow has called on Gambians and residents to participate in numbers and register for the newly introduced Biometric Birth Certificate and Health Insurance Scheme after successfully registering with the new Electronic Civil Registration and Vital Statistics and the National Health Insurance Scheme at Banjul State House Wednesday August 3 2022 The President congratulated the entire government in particular the Ministry of Health for the introduction of the Health Insurance Regime which he described as a significant initiative He said the scheme would ease the challenges people face when they are sick and provide needed solutions Emphasizing the importance of the scheme the president urged Gambians to register for the electronic birth certificate which comes with the insurance card saying Gambians are long overdue for a secure data record As Head of State I think it is important for me to go through the same process to have Health Insurance and a biometric birth certificate This is a great achievement for our country said President Barrow Providing adequate health care services to people living in The Gambia is a campaign promise made by the President The Gambian government through the Ministry of Health introduced the National Health Insurance Scheme to make healthcare accessible and affordable for all Gambians According to the Ministry of Health the registration process will last three months throughout the country at no cost to citizens
    President Barrow calls for mass registration for biometric birth certificate and health insurance plan
      President Adama Barrow has called on Gambians and residents to participate in numbers and register for the newly introduced Biometric Birth Certificate and Health Insurance Scheme after successfully registering with the new Electronic Civil Registration and Vital Statistics and the National Health Insurance Scheme at Banjul State House Wednesday August 3 2022 The President congratulated the entire government in particular the Ministry of Health for the introduction of the Health Insurance Regime which he described as a significant initiative He said the scheme would ease the challenges people face when they are sick and provide needed solutions Emphasizing the importance of the scheme the president urged Gambians to register for the electronic birth certificate which comes with the insurance card saying Gambians are long overdue for a secure data record As Head of State I think it is important for me to go through the same process to have Health Insurance and a biometric birth certificate This is a great achievement for our country said President Barrow Providing adequate health care services to people living in The Gambia is a campaign promise made by the President The Gambian government through the Ministry of Health introduced the National Health Insurance Scheme to make healthcare accessible and affordable for all Gambians According to the Ministry of Health the registration process will last three months throughout the country at no cost to citizens
    President Barrow calls for mass registration for biometric birth certificate and health insurance plan
    Africa4 months ago

    President Barrow calls for mass registration for biometric birth certificate and health insurance plan

    President Adama Barrow has called on Gambians and residents to participate in numbers and register for the newly introduced Biometric Birth Certificate and Health Insurance Scheme after successfully registering with the new Electronic Civil Registration and Vital Statistics and the National Health Insurance Scheme at Banjul State House.

    Wednesday, August 3, 2022.

    The President congratulated the entire government, in particular the Ministry of Health, for the introduction of the Health Insurance Regime, which he described as a 'significant initiative'.

    He said the scheme would ease the challenges people face when they are sick and provide needed solutions.

    Emphasizing the importance of the scheme, the president urged Gambians to register for the electronic birth certificate, which comes with the insurance card, saying Gambians are long overdue for a secure data record.

    ''As Head of State, I think it is important for me to go through the same process to have Health Insurance and a biometric birth certificate.

    This is a great achievement for our country,'' said President Barrow.

    Providing adequate health care services to people living in The Gambia is a campaign promise made by the President.

    The Gambian government, through the Ministry of Health, introduced the National Health Insurance Scheme to make healthcare accessible and affordable for all Gambians.

    According to the Ministry of Health, the registration process will last three months throughout the country at no cost to citizens.

  •   The President Lagos State Public Service Club Mr Samuel Ajenifunja has urged civil servants to key into the state s Health Insurance Scheme Ajenifunja gave the advice on Monday during a media conference on activities to commemorate the club s 40th Anniversary He said that there was the need for civil servants to register for the scheme so that they would remain healthy both of mind and body Ajenifunja said that the present administration of Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu had the compulsory health insurance scheme for public servants of which just a token was being deducted from workers salaries The club president urged public servants to take advantage of the scheme as it was only a healthy person that could deliver excellent service In furtherance to ensuring a healthy life for public service workers Ajenifunja said that there would be talk on ways workers would take care of their health We are also going to have wellness and health talk as part of the activities marking this 40th Anniversary which we believe will take care of our health as well he said The President said that the club was established in 1979 by the administration of Alhaji Lateef Jakande to ensure that public workers had time to recreate So we want civil servants public servants in Lagos State to be members of the club as it provides a forum for social and sporting activities among officials of the state public service and the general public It is not work alone after work you have to recreate to have a sound mind and have a sound health for you to deliver the service to the public So you have to be of stable health and stable mind not just work and after work you go home he said According to him there was a time some civil servants just dropped dead in the office or were rushed to the hospital We don t want this to happen again we want our civil servants to be up and doing for them to recreate and exercise their bodies So that is what we are talking about that if you want excellent service delivery you have to be healthy he said Ajenifunja said that the club had a membership strength of 6 000 and has had 22 presidents oversee its affairs The activities to mark the anniversary started on Oct 14 and will end with a gala night on Friday Nov 15 The activities include games by various sections of the public service club visit to the initiator of the club Jakande Jumat Service and Thanksgiving Service There will also be Fitness Walk Health Talk Award Recognition and Interclub Sports Competition among others FON AIJ SOA Edited by Abigael Joshua Oluwole Sogunle
    Public Service Club tasks civil servants on Health Insurance Scheme
      The President Lagos State Public Service Club Mr Samuel Ajenifunja has urged civil servants to key into the state s Health Insurance Scheme Ajenifunja gave the advice on Monday during a media conference on activities to commemorate the club s 40th Anniversary He said that there was the need for civil servants to register for the scheme so that they would remain healthy both of mind and body Ajenifunja said that the present administration of Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu had the compulsory health insurance scheme for public servants of which just a token was being deducted from workers salaries The club president urged public servants to take advantage of the scheme as it was only a healthy person that could deliver excellent service In furtherance to ensuring a healthy life for public service workers Ajenifunja said that there would be talk on ways workers would take care of their health We are also going to have wellness and health talk as part of the activities marking this 40th Anniversary which we believe will take care of our health as well he said The President said that the club was established in 1979 by the administration of Alhaji Lateef Jakande to ensure that public workers had time to recreate So we want civil servants public servants in Lagos State to be members of the club as it provides a forum for social and sporting activities among officials of the state public service and the general public It is not work alone after work you have to recreate to have a sound mind and have a sound health for you to deliver the service to the public So you have to be of stable health and stable mind not just work and after work you go home he said According to him there was a time some civil servants just dropped dead in the office or were rushed to the hospital We don t want this to happen again we want our civil servants to be up and doing for them to recreate and exercise their bodies So that is what we are talking about that if you want excellent service delivery you have to be healthy he said Ajenifunja said that the club had a membership strength of 6 000 and has had 22 presidents oversee its affairs The activities to mark the anniversary started on Oct 14 and will end with a gala night on Friday Nov 15 The activities include games by various sections of the public service club visit to the initiator of the club Jakande Jumat Service and Thanksgiving Service There will also be Fitness Walk Health Talk Award Recognition and Interclub Sports Competition among others FON AIJ SOA Edited by Abigael Joshua Oluwole Sogunle
    Public Service Club tasks civil servants on Health Insurance Scheme
    Health3 years ago

    Public Service Club tasks civil servants on Health Insurance Scheme

    The President, Lagos State Public Service Club, Mr Samuel Ajenifunja, has urged civil servants to key into the state’s Health Insurance Scheme.

    Ajenifunja gave the advice on Monday, during a media conference on activities to commemorate the club’s 40th Anniversary.

    He said that there was the need for civil servants to register for the scheme, so that they would remain healthy, both of mind and body.

    Ajenifunja said that the present administration of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had the compulsory health insurance scheme for public servants, of which just a token was being deducted from workers’ salaries.

    The club president urged public servants to take advantage of the scheme, as it was only a healthy person that could deliver excellent service.

    In furtherance to ensuring a healthy life for public service workers, Ajenifunja said that there would be talk on ways workers would take care of their health.

    “We are also going to have wellness and health talk, as part of the activities marking this 40th Anniversary, which we believe will take care of our health as well,’’ he said.

    The President said that the club was established in 1979 by the administration of Alhaji Lateef Jakande, to ensure that public workers had time to recreate.

    “So, we want civil servants, public servants in Lagos State to be members of the club, as it provides a forum for social and sporting activities among officials of the state public service and the general public.

    “It is not work alone; after work, you have to recreate, to have a sound mind and have a sound health for you to deliver the service to the public. So, you have to be of stable health and stable mind, not just work and after work, you go home,” he said.

    According to him, there was a time some civil servants just dropped dead in the office or were rushed to the hospital.

    “We don’t want this to happen again, we want our civil servants to be up and doing, for them to recreate and exercise their bodies.

    “So, that is what we are talking about, that if you want excellent service delivery, you have to be healthy,’’ he said.

    Ajenifunja said that the club had a membership strength of 6,000 and has had 22 presidents oversee its affairs.

    The activities to mark the anniversary started on Oct.14, and will end with a gala night on Friday, Nov. 15.

    The activities include games by various sections of the public service club, visit to the initiator of the club — Jakande, Jumat Service and Thanksgiving Service.

    There will also be Fitness Walk, Health Talk/Award Recognition and Interclub Sports Competition, among others.

    FON/AIJ/SOA

    Edited by Abigael Joshua/Oluwole Sogunle

     

     

     

     

     

  •   Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu has urged Lagosians to enroll in the state s Health Insurance Scheme to make quality healthcare services affordable and accessible to residents Speaking during the Medic West Africa Conference on Wednesday in Lagos Sanwo Olu said that registering for the scheme would enable government to prioritise its healthcare programme to enhance its quality and affordability to residents He said that the health insurance coverage must be scaled up as a condition to build the confidence of private investors in the scheme For health to be completely affordable and accessible people must subscribe to our Health Insurance Scheme where we need to increase coverage in terms of registration This is how developed countries are able to tackle their health financing and access What it means is that everybody will not take ill at once But the financing process would be in a way that anyone who needs it at any given time will have full access to it because such person contributed to the scheme Also the option of health facilities to be used by a subscriber would include private hospitals All of these are brought out to make healthcare accessible and affordable Sanwo Olu said The governor said that the state would revamp its road ambulance scheme with the objective of creating more ambulance points across the city He said that the overhauling would include deployment of emergency responders to each ambulance point to give palliative treatment to the injured before being transported to hospitals Sanwo Olu said that the primary healthcare centres were being strengthened to reduce pressure on the secondary health facilities He also said government would be leveraging its Public Private Partnership PPP policy to acquire some of the advanced technologies displayed at the exhibition The governor said that advancement in technology had simplified various medical procedures which decades ago could not be easily accomplished According to him his administration is ready to leverage on technology to bring relief to the residents in healthcare delivery So what we keep advocating to people is that they should not wait for cure Be more preventive try to do what we called Health Screening regularly Try to exercise as much as you can try and eat as much as you can what we call a balanced meal try and live a healthy balanced life If you do all of those things not only you won t need to go to the hospital a lot you will begin to plan even when the body begins to age So my advice is that everybody must take their own personal health seriously he said The Nigeria News Agency reports that the governor sealed equipment supply deals with two firms to equip the state owned teaching hospital with some advanced medical equipment The Exhibition Director Ryan Sanderson said that over 200 exhibitors from more than 32 countries participated in the Medic West Africa 2019 Sanderson said they included many reputable Nigerian exhibitors and internationally recognised brands from across the healthcare and medical laboratory industries which showcased their products and services at the expo It is an honour to host such a high volume of esteemed leaders that are shaping the future of the West African healthcare industry Sanderson said NAN FON WOJ Edited by Wale Ojetimi
    Sanwo-Olu urges residents to enroll in Lagos Health Insurance Scheme
      Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo Olu has urged Lagosians to enroll in the state s Health Insurance Scheme to make quality healthcare services affordable and accessible to residents Speaking during the Medic West Africa Conference on Wednesday in Lagos Sanwo Olu said that registering for the scheme would enable government to prioritise its healthcare programme to enhance its quality and affordability to residents He said that the health insurance coverage must be scaled up as a condition to build the confidence of private investors in the scheme For health to be completely affordable and accessible people must subscribe to our Health Insurance Scheme where we need to increase coverage in terms of registration This is how developed countries are able to tackle their health financing and access What it means is that everybody will not take ill at once But the financing process would be in a way that anyone who needs it at any given time will have full access to it because such person contributed to the scheme Also the option of health facilities to be used by a subscriber would include private hospitals All of these are brought out to make healthcare accessible and affordable Sanwo Olu said The governor said that the state would revamp its road ambulance scheme with the objective of creating more ambulance points across the city He said that the overhauling would include deployment of emergency responders to each ambulance point to give palliative treatment to the injured before being transported to hospitals Sanwo Olu said that the primary healthcare centres were being strengthened to reduce pressure on the secondary health facilities He also said government would be leveraging its Public Private Partnership PPP policy to acquire some of the advanced technologies displayed at the exhibition The governor said that advancement in technology had simplified various medical procedures which decades ago could not be easily accomplished According to him his administration is ready to leverage on technology to bring relief to the residents in healthcare delivery So what we keep advocating to people is that they should not wait for cure Be more preventive try to do what we called Health Screening regularly Try to exercise as much as you can try and eat as much as you can what we call a balanced meal try and live a healthy balanced life If you do all of those things not only you won t need to go to the hospital a lot you will begin to plan even when the body begins to age So my advice is that everybody must take their own personal health seriously he said The Nigeria News Agency reports that the governor sealed equipment supply deals with two firms to equip the state owned teaching hospital with some advanced medical equipment The Exhibition Director Ryan Sanderson said that over 200 exhibitors from more than 32 countries participated in the Medic West Africa 2019 Sanderson said they included many reputable Nigerian exhibitors and internationally recognised brands from across the healthcare and medical laboratory industries which showcased their products and services at the expo It is an honour to host such a high volume of esteemed leaders that are shaping the future of the West African healthcare industry Sanderson said NAN FON WOJ Edited by Wale Ojetimi
    Sanwo-Olu urges residents to enroll in Lagos Health Insurance Scheme
    Health3 years ago

    Sanwo-Olu urges residents to enroll in Lagos Health Insurance Scheme

    Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has urged Lagosians to enroll in the state’s Health Insurance Scheme to make quality healthcare services affordable and accessible to residents.

    Speaking during the Medic West Africa Conference on Wednesday in Lagos, Sanwo-Olu said that registering for the scheme would enable government to prioritise its healthcare programme to enhance its quality and affordability to residents.

    He said that the health insurance coverage must be scaled up as a condition to build the confidence of private investors in the scheme.

    ”For health to be completely affordable and accessible, people must subscribe to our Health Insurance Scheme, where we need to increase coverage in terms of registration.

    ”This is how developed countries are able to tackle their health financing and access.

    ”What it means is that everybody will not take ill at once. But, the financing process would be in a way that, anyone who needs it at any given time will have full access to it, because such person contributed to the scheme.

    ”Also, the option of health facilities to be used by a subscriber would include private hospitals. All of these are brought out to make healthcare accessible and affordable,” Sanwo-Olu said.

    The governor said that the state would revamp its road ambulance scheme, with the objective of creating more ambulance points across the city.

    He said that the overhauling would include deployment of emergency responders to each ambulance point to give palliative treatment to the injured before being transported to hospitals.

    Sanwo-Olu said that the primary healthcare centres were being strengthened to reduce pressure on the secondary health facilities.

    He also said government would be leveraging its Public Private Partnership (PPP) policy to acquire some of the advanced technologies displayed at the exhibition.

    The governor said that advancement in technology had simplified various medical procedures, which decades ago could not be easily accomplished.

    According to him, his administration is ready to leverage on technology to bring relief to the residents in healthcare delivery.

    ”So what we keep advocating to people is that they should not wait for cure. Be more preventive, try to do what we called Health Screening regularly.

    ”Try to exercise as much as you can, try and eat as much as you can, what we call a balanced meal, try and live a healthy balanced life.

    ”If you do all of those things, not only you won’t need to go to the hospital a lot, you will begin to plan, even when the body begins to age. So my advice is that everybody must take their own personal health seriously,” he said.

    The Nigeria News Agency reports that the governor sealed equipment supply deals with two firms to equip the state-owned teaching hospital with some advanced medical equipment.

    The Exhibition Director, Ryan Sanderson, said that over 200 exhibitors from more than 32 countries participated in the Medic West Africa 2019.

    Sanderson said they included many reputable Nigerian exhibitors and internationally recognised brands from across the healthcare and medical laboratory industries which showcased their products and services at the expo.

    ”It is an honour to host such a high volume of esteemed leaders that are shaping the future of the West African healthcare industry,” Sanderson said. (NAN)

    FON/WOJ

    Edited by Wale Ojetimi

  •   The Ogun chapter of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria PSN has urged the state House of Assembly to review the law regulating the state s Health Insurance Agency Mr Lawrence Ayelabola the state s PSN Chairman stated this during a courtesy visit on the lawmakers at the assembly complex in Abeokuta on Thursday Ayelabola said that PSN inputs were not sought before enactment of the law that established the agency He said medicine is one of the important tools in the healthcare delivery lamenting that the PSN was not carried along in the process of making the insurance law The chairman explained that the prevalence of drug abuse is alarming in the state which has been of concern to health professional bodies like the PSN Thanks to the new administration of Gov Dapo Abiodun that is working on the establishment of rehabilitation centre for drug addicts in the state PSN is ready to work with the house to champion a bill that will put a stop to such deadly menace in the state he said Ayelabola called for a legislation to empower the state Drug Abuse Control Committee and the Pharmaceutical Inspection Committee to aid their statutory responsibilities in the control of drug abuse Responding the Speaker Mr Olakunle Oluomo said that the house would continue to enact laws that would have positive impacts on the people Oluomo noted that the house would look at the state Health Insurance Agency law again and see how to review it If we feel concern genuinely we will initiate it and pass it We are your representatives and we are ready to listen to you Oluomo said He called on the PSN to ensure that drug distribution and marketing are controlled in the state LKA ABI Edited by Ali Baba Inuwa
     PSN urges Ogun assembly to review Health Insurance Law
      The Ogun chapter of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria PSN has urged the state House of Assembly to review the law regulating the state s Health Insurance Agency Mr Lawrence Ayelabola the state s PSN Chairman stated this during a courtesy visit on the lawmakers at the assembly complex in Abeokuta on Thursday Ayelabola said that PSN inputs were not sought before enactment of the law that established the agency He said medicine is one of the important tools in the healthcare delivery lamenting that the PSN was not carried along in the process of making the insurance law The chairman explained that the prevalence of drug abuse is alarming in the state which has been of concern to health professional bodies like the PSN Thanks to the new administration of Gov Dapo Abiodun that is working on the establishment of rehabilitation centre for drug addicts in the state PSN is ready to work with the house to champion a bill that will put a stop to such deadly menace in the state he said Ayelabola called for a legislation to empower the state Drug Abuse Control Committee and the Pharmaceutical Inspection Committee to aid their statutory responsibilities in the control of drug abuse Responding the Speaker Mr Olakunle Oluomo said that the house would continue to enact laws that would have positive impacts on the people Oluomo noted that the house would look at the state Health Insurance Agency law again and see how to review it If we feel concern genuinely we will initiate it and pass it We are your representatives and we are ready to listen to you Oluomo said He called on the PSN to ensure that drug distribution and marketing are controlled in the state LKA ABI Edited by Ali Baba Inuwa
     PSN urges Ogun assembly to review Health Insurance Law
    General news3 years ago

     PSN urges Ogun assembly to review Health Insurance Law

    The Ogun chapter of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), has urged the state House of Assembly to review the law regulating the state’s Health Insurance Agency.
    Mr Lawrence Ayelabola, the state’s PSN Chairman, stated this during a courtesy visit on the lawmakers at the assembly complex in Abeokuta on Thursday.
    Ayelabola said that PSN inputs were not sought before enactment of the law that established the agency.
    He said medicine is one of the important tools in the healthcare delivery, lamenting that the PSN was not carried along in the process of making the insurance law.
    The chairman explained that the prevalence of drug abuse is alarming in the state which has been of concern to health professional bodies like the PSN.
    “Thanks to the new administration of Gov. Dapo Abiodun that is working on the establishment of rehabilitation centre for drug addicts in the state.
    ”PSN is ready to work with the house to champion a bill that will put a stop to such deadly menace in the state,” he said.
    Ayelabola called for a legislation to empower the state Drug Abuse Control Committee and the Pharmaceutical Inspection Committee to aid their statutory responsibilities in the control of drug abuse.
    Responding, the Speaker, Mr Olakunle Oluomo, said that the house would continue to enact laws that would have positive impacts on the people.
    Oluomo noted that the house would look at the state Health Insurance Agency law again and see how to review it.
    “If we feel concern genuinely, we will initiate it and pass it. We are your representatives and we are ready to listen to you,” Oluomo said.
    He called on the PSN to ensure that drug distribution and marketing are controlled in the state.
    LKA/ABI
    Edited by Ali Baba-Inuwa

  •  The National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS is to work with state governments to improve access of Nigerians to healthcare as well as ensuring everyone irrespective of their economic status accessed quality healthcare Mr Ayo Osinlu Head Communication NHIS said this at the Opening Ceremony of a Workshop on shaping the Future of Health Insurance in Nigeria on Monday in Kano State He said the event was in partnership with U S Agency for International Development USAID and Department for International Development DFID Osinlu explained that the workshop was organised to collectively forge a way forward and device methods of fast tracking State Health Insurance Schemes SHIP implementation towards expanding health insurance coverage in Nigeria Osinlu highlighted some of the workshop objectives as to review progress of implementation of SHIP by states as well as providing technical guidance towards providing legal operational and implementation design To examine impediments challenges opportunities and lesson learned To foster peer learning and experiences sharing among states on SHIS design implementation and problem solving strategies he said Osinlu however said the programmes were in line with the agenda of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari He added that it was also in line with the global agenda of achieving universal health coverage for all by the year 2030 reports that on Sept 10 the Federal Government began the disbursement of the first phase of Basic Health Care Provision Funds to the State Health Insurance Agencies estimated at N15 billion The disbursement was done by the Minister of Health Dr Osagie Ehanire Minister of State for Health Dr Olorunimbe Mamora and Executive Director of National Health Insurance Scheme Prof Mohammed Sambo Documents obtained by journalists during the event held in Abuja indicated that 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory would be beneficiaries of the first tranche of the money Out of the amount a total of N6 5 billion would be disbursed to the 15 states and FCT The recipients are Edo FCT Katsina Yobe Delta Lagos Adamawa Kano Anambra Imo Kaduna Bauchi Bayelsa Ebonyi Oyo and Plateau States While Kano State had the highest amount of N948 4 million the FCT got N118 million The benefitting states were Edo N301 million Kastina N636 million Yobe N270 million Delta N394 million Lagos N672 million Adamawa N342 million Kano N948 million Anambra N338 Imo N301 million Kaduna N552 million Bauchi N530 million Bayelsa N116 million Ebonyi N230 million Oyo N449 million Plateau N337 million and FCT N118 million Under the arrangement the BHCPF would be administered through three gateways namely the NHIS National Primary Healthcare Development Agency and the Federal Ministry of Health Ehanire described the event as a historic moment in the quest by the government to improve the quality of life of Nigerians especially in the area of health which is interlinked with socio economic development According to him the first of the money was disbursed to 15 states and the FCT which had satisfied the eligibility criteria as of February 2019 TIM AMM SH Edited by Abiemwense Moru Sadiya Hamza
    NHIS provides technical, implementation guidance for State Health Insurance Scheme
     The National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS is to work with state governments to improve access of Nigerians to healthcare as well as ensuring everyone irrespective of their economic status accessed quality healthcare Mr Ayo Osinlu Head Communication NHIS said this at the Opening Ceremony of a Workshop on shaping the Future of Health Insurance in Nigeria on Monday in Kano State He said the event was in partnership with U S Agency for International Development USAID and Department for International Development DFID Osinlu explained that the workshop was organised to collectively forge a way forward and device methods of fast tracking State Health Insurance Schemes SHIP implementation towards expanding health insurance coverage in Nigeria Osinlu highlighted some of the workshop objectives as to review progress of implementation of SHIP by states as well as providing technical guidance towards providing legal operational and implementation design To examine impediments challenges opportunities and lesson learned To foster peer learning and experiences sharing among states on SHIS design implementation and problem solving strategies he said Osinlu however said the programmes were in line with the agenda of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari He added that it was also in line with the global agenda of achieving universal health coverage for all by the year 2030 reports that on Sept 10 the Federal Government began the disbursement of the first phase of Basic Health Care Provision Funds to the State Health Insurance Agencies estimated at N15 billion The disbursement was done by the Minister of Health Dr Osagie Ehanire Minister of State for Health Dr Olorunimbe Mamora and Executive Director of National Health Insurance Scheme Prof Mohammed Sambo Documents obtained by journalists during the event held in Abuja indicated that 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory would be beneficiaries of the first tranche of the money Out of the amount a total of N6 5 billion would be disbursed to the 15 states and FCT The recipients are Edo FCT Katsina Yobe Delta Lagos Adamawa Kano Anambra Imo Kaduna Bauchi Bayelsa Ebonyi Oyo and Plateau States While Kano State had the highest amount of N948 4 million the FCT got N118 million The benefitting states were Edo N301 million Kastina N636 million Yobe N270 million Delta N394 million Lagos N672 million Adamawa N342 million Kano N948 million Anambra N338 Imo N301 million Kaduna N552 million Bauchi N530 million Bayelsa N116 million Ebonyi N230 million Oyo N449 million Plateau N337 million and FCT N118 million Under the arrangement the BHCPF would be administered through three gateways namely the NHIS National Primary Healthcare Development Agency and the Federal Ministry of Health Ehanire described the event as a historic moment in the quest by the government to improve the quality of life of Nigerians especially in the area of health which is interlinked with socio economic development According to him the first of the money was disbursed to 15 states and the FCT which had satisfied the eligibility criteria as of February 2019 TIM AMM SH Edited by Abiemwense Moru Sadiya Hamza
    NHIS provides technical, implementation guidance for State Health Insurance Scheme
    Health3 years ago

    NHIS provides technical, implementation guidance for State Health Insurance Scheme

    The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), is to work with state governments to improve access of Nigerians to healthcare as well as ensuring everyone irrespective of their economic status accessed quality healthcare.

    Mr Ayo Osinlu, Head Communication NHIS, said this at the Opening Ceremony of a Workshop on shaping the Future of Health Insurance in Nigeria, on Monday, in Kano State.

    He said the event was in partnership with U.S Agency for International Development (USAID) and Department for International Development (DFID).

    Osinlu explained that the workshop  was organised to collectively forge a way forward and device methods of fast tracking State Health Insurance Schemes (SHIP) implementation towards expanding health insurance coverage in Nigeria.

    Osinlu highlighted some of the workshop objectives as, to review progress of implementation of SHIP by states as well as providing technical guidance towards providing legal, operational and implementation design.

    “To examine impediments, challenges, opportunities, and lesson learned.

    “To foster, peer learning and experiences sharing among states on SHIS design, implementation, and problem-solving strategies,’’ he said.

    Osinlu, however, said the programmes were in line with the agenda of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari.

    He added that it was also in line with the global agenda of achieving universal health coverage for all by the year 2030.

    reports that on Sept. 10, the Federal Government began the disbursement of the first phase of Basic Health Care Provision Funds to the State Health Insurance Agencies estimated at N15 billion.

    The disbursement was done by the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire; Minister of State for Health, Dr. Olorunimbe Mamora and Executive Director of National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Mohammed Sambo.

    Documents obtained by journalists during the event held in Abuja indicated that 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory would be beneficiaries of the first tranche of the money.

    Out of the amount, a total of N6.5 billion would be disbursed to the 15 states and FCT.

    The recipients are Edo, FCT, Katsina, Yobe, Delta, Lagos, Adamawa, Kano, Anambra, Imo, Kaduna, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Oyo and Plateau States.

    While Kano State had the highest amount of N948.4 million, the FCT got N118 million.

    The benefitting states were Edo (N301 million), Kastina (N636 million), Yobe (N270 million), Delta (N394 million), Lagos (N672 million), Adamawa (N342 million), Kano (N948 million), Anambra (N338), Imo (N301 million), Kaduna (N552 million), Bauchi (N530 million), Bayelsa (N116 million), Ebonyi (N230 million), Oyo N449 million), Plateau  (N337 million) and FCT (N118 million).

    Under the arrangement, the BHCPF would be administered through three gateways, namely the NHIS, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency and the Federal Ministry of Health.

    Ehanire described the event as a historic moment in the quest by the government to improve the quality of life of Nigerians, especially in the area of health which is interlinked with socio-economic development.

    According to him, the first of the money was disbursed to 15 states and the FCT which had satisfied the eligibility criteria as of February 2019.
    TIM/AMM/SH

    Edited by Abiemwense Moru/Sadiya Hamza

  •   Dr Simeon Onyemaechi the Executive Secretary Anambra State Health Insurance Agency ASHIA says the agency has enrolled more than 34 000 persons within six months of its inception in 2018 Onyemaechi disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Awka On assumption of this agency in November 2018 our projection was to have 1 000 000 persons enrolled into our scheme within only one year but presently we have more than 34 000 persons he said He said that 260 private and public hospitals are currently providing healthcare services to enrolees across the 21 local government areas of the state He added that he was impressed with the response of the residents to the scheme Our services is open to every resident of the state include promotion prevention curative and rehabilitation We treat common infection and infestation like malaria typhoid pneumonia gastroenteritis and almost all childhood illness for under five The agency equally offer antenatal services labour and delivery for pregnant mother s including delivery by caesarean section and cover common surgeries like appendectomy among others he said Onyemaechi said the services of the agency could be accessed by people in formal and informal sectors Formal sector are public and civil servants while the informal are people in privately owned ventures he said Onyemaechi who listed scores of advantages of enrolment into the scheme added that embracing the scheme could reduce maternal and childhood related deaths He called on the wealth to do in the state to help pay N12 500 annual premiums for the less privileged persons in their communities He added that such gesture could reduce pressure on them
    Anambra health insurance agency enrolls over 34,000
      Dr Simeon Onyemaechi the Executive Secretary Anambra State Health Insurance Agency ASHIA says the agency has enrolled more than 34 000 persons within six months of its inception in 2018 Onyemaechi disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Awka On assumption of this agency in November 2018 our projection was to have 1 000 000 persons enrolled into our scheme within only one year but presently we have more than 34 000 persons he said He said that 260 private and public hospitals are currently providing healthcare services to enrolees across the 21 local government areas of the state He added that he was impressed with the response of the residents to the scheme Our services is open to every resident of the state include promotion prevention curative and rehabilitation We treat common infection and infestation like malaria typhoid pneumonia gastroenteritis and almost all childhood illness for under five The agency equally offer antenatal services labour and delivery for pregnant mother s including delivery by caesarean section and cover common surgeries like appendectomy among others he said Onyemaechi said the services of the agency could be accessed by people in formal and informal sectors Formal sector are public and civil servants while the informal are people in privately owned ventures he said Onyemaechi who listed scores of advantages of enrolment into the scheme added that embracing the scheme could reduce maternal and childhood related deaths He called on the wealth to do in the state to help pay N12 500 annual premiums for the less privileged persons in their communities He added that such gesture could reduce pressure on them
    Anambra health insurance agency enrolls over 34,000
    Health4 years ago

    Anambra health insurance agency enrolls over 34,000

    Dr Simeon Onyemaechi, the Executive Secretary, Anambra State Health Insurance Agency (ASHIA), says the agency has enrolled more than 34,000 persons within six months of its inception in 2018.

    Onyemaechi disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Awka.

    “On assumption of this agency in November 2018, our projection was to have 1,000,000 persons enrolled into our scheme within only one year, but presently we have more than 34,000 persons,” he said.

    He said that 260 private and public hospitals are currently providing healthcare services to enrolees across the 21 local government areas of the state.

    He added that he was impressed with the response of the residents to the scheme.

    “Our services is open to every resident of the state include; promotion, prevention, curative and rehabilitation.

    “We treat common infection and infestation like malaria, typhoid, pneumonia, gastroenteritis and almost all childhood illness for under five.

    “The agency equally offer antenatal services, labour and delivery for pregnant mother’s including delivery by caesarean section and cover common surgeries like appendectomy, among others,” he said.

    Onyemaechi said the services of the agency could be accessed by people in formal and informal sectors.

    “Formal sector are public and civil servants, while the informal are people in privately owned ventures,” he said.

    Onyemaechi who listed scores of advantages of enrolment into the scheme, added that embracing the scheme could reduce maternal and childhood related deaths.

    He called on the wealth to do in the state to help pay N12,500 annual premiums for the less privileged persons in their communities.

    He added that such gesture could reduce pressure on them.

  •  No donor targets oral health in Nigeria Expert Oral health Ilorin April 16 2019 Prof Tanimola Akande Department of Epidemiology University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital UITH says donors are not targeting oral health in Nigeria Akande made the observation on Tuesday during a paper presentation on Universal Health Coverage UHC at the UITH entitled Basic Health Care Provision Fund BHCPF Tool to achieving Universal Basic Health Coverage in Nigeria According to him there is an estimation of just one dentist per 74 000 people in Nigeria In Nigeria presently dentistry and oral health issues are not receiving priority attention There is a general low awareness and inadequate access to oral health care in the country he said Akande also disclosed that the situation is dire in the rural communities as they cannot have access to dentist or oral care in their communities He called for a broad based approach to the problems of oral health care in Nigeria adding that there should be concerted efforts among the dentists the governments and Non Governmental Organisations He observed that the Federal Government initiative of the Basic Health Care Fund BHCPF was laudable if it will be implemented The fund will serve as the principal funding to the basic minimum package of health service in the country he said The expert also advised that the way out of the low health indices in the country was to achieve the UHC for the teeming population He lamented that just five per cent of Nigerians are covered by National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS
    No donor targets oral health in Nigeria – Expert
     No donor targets oral health in Nigeria Expert Oral health Ilorin April 16 2019 Prof Tanimola Akande Department of Epidemiology University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital UITH says donors are not targeting oral health in Nigeria Akande made the observation on Tuesday during a paper presentation on Universal Health Coverage UHC at the UITH entitled Basic Health Care Provision Fund BHCPF Tool to achieving Universal Basic Health Coverage in Nigeria According to him there is an estimation of just one dentist per 74 000 people in Nigeria In Nigeria presently dentistry and oral health issues are not receiving priority attention There is a general low awareness and inadequate access to oral health care in the country he said Akande also disclosed that the situation is dire in the rural communities as they cannot have access to dentist or oral care in their communities He called for a broad based approach to the problems of oral health care in Nigeria adding that there should be concerted efforts among the dentists the governments and Non Governmental Organisations He observed that the Federal Government initiative of the Basic Health Care Fund BHCPF was laudable if it will be implemented The fund will serve as the principal funding to the basic minimum package of health service in the country he said The expert also advised that the way out of the low health indices in the country was to achieve the UHC for the teeming population He lamented that just five per cent of Nigerians are covered by National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS
    No donor targets oral health in Nigeria – Expert
    Health4 years ago

    No donor targets oral health in Nigeria – Expert

    No donor targets oral health in Nigeria – Expert

    Oral health

    Ilorin, April 16, 2019 Prof. Tanimola Akande, Department of Epidemiology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), says donors are not targeting oral health in Nigeria.

    Akande made the observation on Tuesday during a paper presentation on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) at the UITH, entitled: “Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF): Tool to achieving Universal Basic Health Coverage in Nigeria”.

    According to him, there is an estimation of just one dentist per 74,000 people in Nigeria.

    “In Nigeria presently, dentistry and oral health issues are not receiving priority attention.

    “There is a general low awareness and inadequate access to oral health care in the country,’’ he said.

    Akande also disclosed that the situation is dire in the rural communities as they cannot have access to dentist or oral care in their communities.

    He called for a broad-based approach to the problems of oral health care in Nigeria, adding that there should be concerted efforts among the dentists, the governments and Non-Governmental Organisations.

    He observed that the Federal Government initiative of the Basic Health Care Fund (BHCPF) was laudable “if it will be implemented’’.

    “The fund will serve as the principal funding to the basic minimum package of health service in the country,” he said.

    The expert also advised that the way out of the low health indices in the country was to achieve the UHC for the teeming population.

    He lamented that “just five per cent of Nigerians are covered by National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)”.

  •   Group to partner NHIS on blind community s health in Ilorin Blind By Olubukola Aiyedogbon Ilorin Dec 17 2018 NNN The Executive Director of Home and Street Kids Initiative HSKi Miss Funmi Omisope has said that it was ready to partner with the National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS on the health of blind beggars in Ilorin Omisope who said that malaria was the major problem of the blind community spoke with News Agency of Nigeria NNN in Ilorin on Monday Koro Afoju means community for the blind and about 85 per cent of the people living there are blind Here malaria is their major problem apart from the fact that they are blind and when they are sick they pay more when they go to the hospital We decided to collaborate with NHIS under the Universal Health Coverage to give these group access to health which will be launched by next year An individual will pay just N2000 per annum and he or she will be captured and the money takes care of the person s health for the year The money will be paid to an account which one of them is a co signatory and we will remit to the hospital of their choice So the idea is that if a thousand people can pay we think just about five to 10 people will get ill and visit the hospital in a month So the pool of the money can be used to treat them she said Speaking on education for street children Omisope said that the group was ready to train teenagers to acquire different skills The health scheme is not a one off thing by January we are going to start a reception school where we brush the street children up for six months before they are drafted into proper schools Hopefully we are also going to start the Hope Alive Skills Acquisition Programme HASAP for the teenagers and young adults among them We will teach them things they can do to make money because we realise the moment they turn teenagers they become ashamed of begging And when they do not have anything to do they can start stealing and we don t want them to become nuisance to the society Government and philanthropists should also look into the welfare of the destitute in our society it is not a one man s duty she said NNN OJB IFY Edited by Ifeyinwa Omowole
    Group to partner NHIS on blind community’s health in Ilorin
      Group to partner NHIS on blind community s health in Ilorin Blind By Olubukola Aiyedogbon Ilorin Dec 17 2018 NNN The Executive Director of Home and Street Kids Initiative HSKi Miss Funmi Omisope has said that it was ready to partner with the National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS on the health of blind beggars in Ilorin Omisope who said that malaria was the major problem of the blind community spoke with News Agency of Nigeria NNN in Ilorin on Monday Koro Afoju means community for the blind and about 85 per cent of the people living there are blind Here malaria is their major problem apart from the fact that they are blind and when they are sick they pay more when they go to the hospital We decided to collaborate with NHIS under the Universal Health Coverage to give these group access to health which will be launched by next year An individual will pay just N2000 per annum and he or she will be captured and the money takes care of the person s health for the year The money will be paid to an account which one of them is a co signatory and we will remit to the hospital of their choice So the idea is that if a thousand people can pay we think just about five to 10 people will get ill and visit the hospital in a month So the pool of the money can be used to treat them she said Speaking on education for street children Omisope said that the group was ready to train teenagers to acquire different skills The health scheme is not a one off thing by January we are going to start a reception school where we brush the street children up for six months before they are drafted into proper schools Hopefully we are also going to start the Hope Alive Skills Acquisition Programme HASAP for the teenagers and young adults among them We will teach them things they can do to make money because we realise the moment they turn teenagers they become ashamed of begging And when they do not have anything to do they can start stealing and we don t want them to become nuisance to the society Government and philanthropists should also look into the welfare of the destitute in our society it is not a one man s duty she said NNN OJB IFY Edited by Ifeyinwa Omowole
    Group to partner NHIS on blind community’s health in Ilorin
    Agriculture4 years ago

    Group to partner NHIS on blind community’s health in Ilorin

    Group to partner NHIS on blind community’s health in Ilorin

    Blind

    By Olubukola Aiyedogbon

    Ilorin, Dec. 17, 2018 (NNN) The Executive Director of Home and Street Kids Initiative (HSKi), Miss Funmi Omisope, has said that it was ready to partner with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) on the health of blind beggars in Ilorin.

    Omisope who said that malaria was the major problem of the blind community spoke with News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) in Ilorin on Monday.

    “Koro Afoju, means community for the blind, and about 85 per cent of the people living there are blind.

    “Here malaria is their major problem apart from the fact that they are blind, and when they are sick, they pay more when they go to the hospital.

    “We decided to collaborate with NHIS under the Universal Health Coverage, to give these group access to health, which will be launched by next year.

    “An individual will pay just N2000 per annum and he or she will be captured, and the money takes care of the person’s health for the year.

    “The money will be paid to an account, which one of them is a co- signatory and we will remit to the hospital of their choice.

    “So the idea is that if a thousand people can pay, we think just about five to 10 people will get ill and visit the hospital in a month.

    “So the pool of the money can be used to treat them,” she said.

    Speaking on education for street children, Omisope said that the group was ready to train teenagers to acquire different skills.

    “The health scheme is not a one off thing, by January we are going to start a reception school, where we brush the street children up for six months before they are drafted into proper schools.

    “Hopefully, we are also going to start the Hope Alive Skills Acquisition Programme (HASAP) for the teenagers and young adults among them.

    “We will teach them things they can do to make money because we realise the moment they turn teenagers, they become ashamed of begging.

    “And when they do not have anything to do, they can start stealing and we don’t want them to become  nuisance to the society.

    “Government and philanthropists should also look into the welfare of the destitute in our society, it is not a one man’s duty,” she said. (NNN)
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    Edited by Ifeyinwa Omowole

  • Gov. Ikpeazu inaugurates health insurance board
    Gov. Ikpeazu inaugurates health insurance board
    Agriculture4 years ago

    Gov. Ikpeazu inaugurates health insurance board

  •   PMAN By Stellamaris Ashinze Lagos Jan 29 2019 NNN The Performing Musicians Association Nigeria PMAN has partnered the Computer Village hub CVhub on some technological innovations to rebrand and promote the association The Cvhub Manager Mr Joseph Etim told the News Agency of Nigeria NNN in Lagos on Tuesday that the rebranding would give the association a more organised outlook Etim said that before now the activities of the PMAN were not structured but with the new technology PMAN activities would be promoted the more According to him the three technological innovations are Web portal Web application and database PMAN has seen the essence of technology and rebranding We have left the conventional way of gathering our members data Through the gathering of data of members of the PMAN Health Insurance scheme will be introduced to our members Due to the database the association will be linked to the National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS or Health Management Organisations HMOs So many artistes and musicians are dying of health issues which could have been avoided Etim said He said that the health insurance scheme would be able to maintain regular health care check up for PMAN members and careless deaths would be avoided Dr Obi Okwudili PMAN President told NNN that it was his desire to give the association a facelift Okwudili said that the technological innovation was one out of the various transformations to be experienced by members According to him after my confirmation as PMAN president by the National Executive Council NEC the association would be more active NNN SKA AJA Edited by Adeleye Ajayi
    PMAN partners CVhub on technological innovations
      PMAN By Stellamaris Ashinze Lagos Jan 29 2019 NNN The Performing Musicians Association Nigeria PMAN has partnered the Computer Village hub CVhub on some technological innovations to rebrand and promote the association The Cvhub Manager Mr Joseph Etim told the News Agency of Nigeria NNN in Lagos on Tuesday that the rebranding would give the association a more organised outlook Etim said that before now the activities of the PMAN were not structured but with the new technology PMAN activities would be promoted the more According to him the three technological innovations are Web portal Web application and database PMAN has seen the essence of technology and rebranding We have left the conventional way of gathering our members data Through the gathering of data of members of the PMAN Health Insurance scheme will be introduced to our members Due to the database the association will be linked to the National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS or Health Management Organisations HMOs So many artistes and musicians are dying of health issues which could have been avoided Etim said He said that the health insurance scheme would be able to maintain regular health care check up for PMAN members and careless deaths would be avoided Dr Obi Okwudili PMAN President told NNN that it was his desire to give the association a facelift Okwudili said that the technological innovation was one out of the various transformations to be experienced by members According to him after my confirmation as PMAN president by the National Executive Council NEC the association would be more active NNN SKA AJA Edited by Adeleye Ajayi
    PMAN partners CVhub on technological innovations
    Science & Technology4 years ago

    PMAN partners CVhub on technological innovations

    PMAN
    By Stellamaris Ashinze
    Lagos, Jan. 29, 2019 (NNN) The Performing Musicians Association Nigeria (PMAN) has partnered the Computer Village hub (CVhub) on some technological innovations to rebrand and promote the association.

    The Cvhub Manager, Mr Joseph Etim, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NNN) in Lagos on Tuesday that the rebranding would give the association a more organised outlook.

    Etim said that before now, the activities of the PMAN were not structured but with the new technology, PMAN activities would be promoted the more.

    According to him, the three technological innovations are Web portal, Web application and database.

    “PMAN has seen the essence of technology and rebranding.

    “We have left the conventional way of gathering our members’ data.

    “Through the gathering of data of members of the PMAN, Health Insurance scheme will be introduced to our members.

    “Due to the database, the association will be linked to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) or Health Management Organisations (HMOs).

    “So many artistes and musicians are dying of health issues which could have been avoided,’’ Etim said.

    He said that the health insurance scheme would be able to maintain regular health care check-up for PMAN members and careless deaths would be avoided.

    Dr Obi Okwudili, PMAN President told NNN that it was his desire to give the association a facelift.

    Okwudili said that the technological innovation was one out of the various transformations to be experienced by members.

    According to him, after my confirmation as PMAN president by the National Executive Council (NEC), the association would be more active. (NNN)
    SKA/AJA
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    Edited by Adeleye Ajayi

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