FG releases N15b to NHIS for states’ health insurance agencies
The Federal Government has released N15 billion to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) from the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF). Out of the amount, about N6.5 billion would be disbursed through the NHIS gateway to15 states that have met the eligibility criteria as at February 2019 and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
NHIS needs to be strengthened, says Doc
For Nigerians to enjoy optimal health, as individuals and as a population, they must have the benefit of high-quality health care services effectively coordinated within a strong public health system while the National Health Insurance Scheme ....
Sambo seeks review of NHIS Act for better coverage
The Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo, has sought the amendment of the scheme’s enabling law for better coverage
NHIS to deploy robust ICT to drive reforms for rapid transformation- Prof. Sambo
The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) says it will deploy a robust Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to drive fundamental reforms that will transform the scheme into a result-oriented public institution.
Experts link failure of NHIS to poor funding, lack of political will
Medical experts yesterday said poor government funding, lack of political will and inappropriate practices by the regulatory agencies were reasons for the failure of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in Nigeria.
Experts describe functional NHIS as solution to Universal Health Coverage
MedicalL experts have said that until Nigeria has a functional National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), it will not attain the Sustainable Development Goals target of achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030.
Academy of Pharmacy wants NHIS to cover mental health treatment, drug rehabilitation
The Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy (NAP) has adopted a sustainable approach to eradicating drug and substance abuse in the country. The NAP, in a communiqué released at the end of its symposium on the subject in Lagos....
New NHIS boss unveils three-point agenda to revive scheme
Determined to revive the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the newly appointed Executive Secretary, Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo, has unveiled a three-point agenda.
Agenda for next health minister
Who is fit to be the next health minister? What should be his or her qualification? What should the next minister focus on to revive the ailing sector?
Sleeping on back during pregnancy causes threefold increase in stillbirth
Research spearheaded by a University of Huddersfield lecturer has shown that pregnant women can lower the risk of stillbirth by sleeping on their side and NOT on their back. Now the finding forms part of official British National Health Service (NHS) guidance designed to bring about reductions in the number of babies who are stillborn…