Rebecca Akuffo-Addo Launches National Health Insurance Week

On Monday November 15, the First Lady of the Republic of GhanaRebecca Akuffo-Addo joined board, management and staff of the NHIS to launch the National Health Insurance week. 
According to the First Lady, she was excited to announce that, the NHIS Benefit Package now includes four Childhood Cancers namely -Burkitt Lymphoma, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, Wilms tumour and Retinoblastoma.This is a significant intervention in the fight against childhood cancers.At the Launching, she also announced the addition of family planning to the Benefit Package of the NHIS. The wife of the President of Ghana believes that this will certainly have a positive impact on our maternal and child mortality outcomes.
“Anyone who registers or renews their NHIS membership, during the one week NHIS celebration will also enjoy instant activation.” She added.
The week-long campaign is to educate the general public on child cancers, family planning and also raise awareness on the benefits of the the National Health Insurance Scheme.
The theme for the 2021 NHIS Week is dubbed “NHIS: Using the Ghana Card for Expanded Health Services.”
A documentary is scheduled to be aired by the National Health Insurance Authority childhood on cancer and family planning during the campaign.From Wednesday November 17 to Friday November 19, 2021, the National Health Authority will embark on a massive registration exercise at the district level.
There will be a public lecture on Actuarial modelling at the Alisa Hotel in Accra On Thursday, November 18, 2021.

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was established by the government of Ghana, John Agyekum Kuffor in 2003. The program a form of national health insurance established to provide equitable access and financial coverage for basic health care services to Ghanaian citizens.
Although the NHIS has faced major challenges and hitches it has been acclimaimed as successful. Ghana’s universal healthcare system has been described as the most successful healthcare system on the African continent by business magnate Bill Gates according to Wikipedia.

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