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Kassena Nankana improves health insurance scheme

The Kassena Nankana East Municipal and the Kassena Nankana West District have improved significantly in the implementation of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the Scheme Manager, Mr David Samari, has said. Speaking to the GNA in an interview during the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the scheme, he …

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High poverty in Bongo District affects NHIS registration

A research conducted by the Legal Resource Centre (LRC) in some communities in the Bongo District and the West Mamprusi District in the Northern Region had revealed that high poverty rate  in the area accounted for people’s  inability to register and renew the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) membership. The …

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Awutu-Effutu-Senya ranks high in premium collection

The Awutu-Effutu-Senya branch of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has successfully retained its fifth position at the national level in premium mobilization. In its operational area, the Awutu-Effutu-Senya NHIS also moved from the second position in the first quarter of the year, to first position at the end of …

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Don’t rush pregnant women to NHIS offices – Manager

Health Service providers have been called upon to halt rushing non-card bearing pregnant women to the National health Insurance Scheme for registration during critical periods. Mr Sampson Egyire Nyarkoh, Agona West Municipal Scheme Manager, made the call when he addressed workers of the Swedru Government Hospital as part of activities …

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NHIS has engendered Ghana’s healthcare sector – CEO

The 10th Anniversary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), was on Thursday launched in Accra with the resolve to improve the efficiency of services to the satisfaction of all its clients. Mr Sylvester Mensah, Chief Executive Officer, National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) said for instance, the new law, Act …

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Joint university pensioners’ consultative meeting held

The Joint Executive Consultative meeting of pensioners associations of three public universities has been held at the Ford Foundation premises of the University of Ghana Legon. The meeting brought together the University of Ghana Pensioners Association (UGPA), the University of Cape Coast Pensioners Association (UCCPA) and the Kwame Nkrumah University …

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Ghana’s National Health Insurance chalks success

Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has stood out as the only one to cover both the formal and informal sectors, an official of the Scheme has said. Many have been limited to the formal sector, Mr Mawuko Tsigbey, Ho Municipal Manager of the NHIS, said when briefing the Ghana …

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NHIA staff told to erase negative perception of scheme collapsing

Mr Francis Oti, Acting Eastern Regional Manager of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has tasked personnel of the Scheme to help erase the negative perception that the scheme is collapsing. He asked them to strengthen team work, performance and management systems, technology, monitoring and supervision and corporate culture “because …

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Nine million Ghanaians use health insurance

Nine million active subscribers have so far signed on to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Cumulatively, the NHIS has had in its books 22 million subscribers since its inception in 2003. These are people who register but fail to renew their registration. The active subscribers are those who have …

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Reform Ghana’s NHIS to allow private sector financing – Oxford Business Group

The Oxford Business Group (OBG) is calling for reforms of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) that will allow greater private sector financing. According to the UK-based group, 90% of NHIS’ funding comes from tax levies and thus the Act  establishing the NHIS a decade ago is seen more as …

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