Expanding access to health insurance

The Delta State Contributory Health Commission (DSCHC), with support from United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), has developed a draft position paper that highlights financial and programmatic steps towards expanding reforms in health insurance arrangements at the sub-national level in Nigeria and its multiplier effects on wellbeing of Nigerians.

DSCHC and UNICEF at a policy dialogue session, which was held in Delta, Asaba via Zoom, reviewed key recommendations in the draft position paper and explored additional areas for further considerations in the expansion of health insurance coverage at the sub-national level in Nigeria.

A Harvard-trained health insurance expert and Director General, DSCHC, Dr. Ben Nkechika, called on the public and government to financially capacitate healthcare facilities in the state and country.

He also added that DSCHC has set up an online registration app for a seamless operation that includes Information Communication Technology (ICT) system. He spoke about the “Smart Agenda” that consisted of strategic wealth creation initiatives and the provision of jobs for all.

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