Categories
Thought Leadership Series

The community, health insurance and advocacy: Plateau and Nasarawa States

Until the day he fell from a palm tree, Mr. Paulinus, a yam farmer in Adikpo community of Benue State never had reason to spend much on health care. Although he suffered a fracture from the fall, he was confident that it would not cost much to receive treatment at the hospital. However, it soon […]

Categories
Thought Leadership Series

Our Love, In Sickness and In Health

Editor’s Note: Ahead of Valentine’s Day on February 14, Nigeria Health Watch Social Media Analyst Michael Atima weaves a tale of romance that takes a nose dive when the unexpected happens, and reminds us all that love is sweet, but sweeter when both partners have access to the best gift money can buy — quality, affordable healthcare. […]

Categories
Torchlight Series

Be Your Brother’s Keeper: Anambra’s Adoption Model for Health Insurance

The Anambra State Health Insurance Scheme was launched on the 14th September, 2018, after the law establishing it enactment was passed in 2016. Its’ mandate is to provide quality and affordable healthcare to Anambra State citizens. Executive Secretary of the Anambra State Health Insurance Agency (ASHIA), Dr. Simeon Onyemaechi, says the government committed NGN 200 […]

Categories
Health Thought Leadership Series

Am I my brother’s keeper? Why Universal Health Coverage begins with You

Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership piece comes from Obinnia Abajue, CEO Hygeia HMO Limited, a Health Maintenance Organisation (HMO) based in Lagos. The article is a synopsis of Abajue’s riveting talk at the 2017 Future of Health Conference themed “The Business of Health,” where he argued the case for Health Insurance Coverage. He noted […]

Categories
Health Health Policy Thought Leadership Series

Re-Positioning the NHIS for Success: A To-Do List for the Executive Secretary

Editor’s Note: Dr. Cheluchi Onyemelukwe is Lead Consultant at Health Ethics and Law Consulting, a health law and policy firm, which provides cutting edge legal and policy advisory on the life sciences, health, gender, and other development matters. In this week’s Thought Leadership piece she deftly takes apart the current state of the NHIS and […]

Categories
Africa Nigeria Thought Leadership Series Visits to Health Projects

An island of hope: Visiting the Obio Community Health Insurance Scheme

There have been many calls for universal health coverage recently. Nigeria is one of the signatories to the universal health coverage plan which states that citizens must be able to access health facilities without payment at the point of getting that service. One of the models through which this can be delivered is community health […]