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National Health Insurance fails to meet 700,000 target in Central region

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA)has failed to meet its target of registering over 700,000 members in the Central Region in 2014. Mr Francis Oti Frempong, the Regional Director of the NHIA said this at a three-day performance review conference organized by the Central Regional Directorate of the National Health …

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Include cancer treatment in National Health Insurance – Foundation

The Dr Robert Mitchell Memorial Foundation has appealed to government to include the treatment of childhood cancer in the National Health Insurance Scheme. A statement issued by the Foundation in commemoration of the International Childhood Cancer day, which falls on February 15, said the cost of treatment was very high …

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National Health Insurance issues 979,000 biometric cards in Eastern Region

Over 979,000 clients of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the Eastern Region had been issued with the new biometric cards. This had been achieved despite the challenge of huge crowds at all the registration centers as at the end of January 2015. Stringent measures were put in place …

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Asante-Akim South cries over insurance refund delay

Health facilities in the Asante-Akim South District have complained about claims payment delays by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), and say this is crippling their operation. Mr. Sulley Ringo Naah, Acting District Health Director, said insurance refund to the facilities, including the district hospital, was in arrears for six …

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Ghana’s agriculture sector gets $150,000 insurance grant from USAID

Ghana’s agriculture sector has received a $150,000 insurance grant. The Ghana Agricultural Insurance Pool (GAIP) received the $150,000 grant from the USAID-Financing Ghanaian Agriculture Project (USAID-FinGAP) to enable GAIP to offer, market, and sell insurance products to agribusinesses and financial institutions in Ghana, a press release from the donors has …

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NGO petitions Finance Ministry to account for health insurance levy

The Universal Access to Healthcare Campaign, a network of local and international non-governmental organisation, has called on the Ministry of Finance to account for the National Health Insurance Levy. It expressed concern about the state of the National Health Insurance Scheme, and advised the government to implement what it described …

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Funding gap between National Health Insurance Levy and Scheme widens – Health Minister

Health Minister Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah has projected a widening financing gap between the National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL) and the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). He said the NHIL allocation for the NHIS, over the last three years, continues to fall short of the expenditure requirement of the scheme. “The …

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Ghana government approves insurance for Ebola managers

The Government has approved an insurance package for health workers who would be directly involved in managing Ebola cases in the event of an outbreak, Alhaji A.B.A. Fuseini, Deputy Northern Regional Minister, has said. He said the Ministry of Health had also put in place capacity building activities of front-line …

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SSNIT increases minimum monthly pension by 100%

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has increased the minimum monthly pension by 100%. In a statement signed by Evangeline Amegashie, Corporate Affairs Manager of SSNIT, and issued to GNA disclosed that, the increase is from GHC100.00 to GHC200.00. The statement said no SSNIT pensioner, both old and …

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SSNIT pensioners to renew life certificates every three years

The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) National Pensioners Association on Tuesday hailed the change of time-frame for completing the Pensioners Life Certificate. SSNIT has therefore directed that with effect from January 2, all SSINT pensioners aged 72 years and above under the PNDC law 247, and all those …

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