NEPAD Nigeria calls for more awareness on Insurance Scheme

Mnena Iyorkegh, Abuja

The National Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer of New Partnership for Africa’s Development, NEPAD Nigeria, Mrs. Gloria Akobundu has called for more awareness on the programmes and activities of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for the effective realisation of the goals of the scheme.

During the process of her enrolment into the Scheme, Mrs. Alobundu said Nigerians are in dire need of a package that would adequately address the health needs and challenges, no matter where they may be in the country.

Private sector
The NEPAD Boss commended the efforts of the Nigerian government in the implementation of NHIS.

She added that the extension of the Scheme to the organised private sector was a step in the right direction and urged the authorities to strive to ensure total and comprehensive coverage for those that are yet to be captured by it.

Sammie Idika