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Don’t use NHIS funds to sponsor football activities – Medical Doctor

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The Medical Director of the Trauma Hospital in Winneba, Dr. George Kweku Prah, has described as “unfair and unacceptable’’ the use of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) funds to sponsor football activities when it owes healthcare providers billions of cedis. He said that any move to use NHIS funds for any other purpose other than the Scheme’s core mandate would ...

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We’ll have universal electricity access after my first term – Nana Addo

President Nana Akufo-Addo has said that his government is committed to ensuring universal access to electricity by the end of his first term in office. He made the commitment when he met the Lawra Traditional Council on day 2 of his 7-day tour of the three regions of the North. President Akufo-Addo noted that, the Upper West Region, like the two Northern and ...

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IMANI Ghana identifies sustainable financing for NHIS [Report]

Policy think tank, IMANI Ghana, has in a new report identified some potential to funding sources to revamp the National Health Insurance Scheme which has been saddled with huge debts. The report released by IMANI Ghana titled: “Reforming the National Health Insurance; Pathways to sustainable healthcare financing” made a number of recommendations including focusing on the poor, while encouraging those with ...

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Funding NHIS with tobacco, alcohol taxes won’t prevent diseases – UK Lecturer

A public health promotion expert and lecturer at the University of West London in the UK, Dr. Da Costa Aboagye, has lauded the proposal by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) boss for the scheme to be funded with ‘sin taxes’, but has also raised questions about the application of the funds to medical services. The sin tax, which is ...

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Levy tobacco, alcohol to fund health insurance scheme – NHIA

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has made a proposal to the government to levy tobacco and alcohol to fund the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). According to the Authority, the proposal is one of the options of finding additional sources of funding to sustain the NHIS policy, since the 2.5 percent NHIS levy collected under the Value Added Tax ...

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We’ve cleared part of GHc1.2b NHIS debt – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said his government has cleared GHc560 million out of GHc1.2 billion debt left by the previous administration in the health sector. “So far, government has, by dint of prudent management within the short space of seven months, cleared GH¢560 million out of the GH¢1.2 billion of debt inherited,” he said. According to him, government ...

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NHIA capitation programme suspended in Ashanti Region

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has suspended the capitation programme in the Ashanti region with effect from August 1, 2017. The NHIA has said its board shall undertake a thorough review of the whole Capitation Payment Mechanism and processes and will inform the public of the way forward after the detailed review is completed. The Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo ...

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I’m uncertain when NHIS arrears will be cleared – Minister

The Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu has told Parliament, he is unsure when arrears of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) would be settled. According to him, the scheme owes health service providers and suppliers over eight hundred million Ghana cedis. The backlog of NHIS arrears is one of the huge challenges that health service delivery in the country faces. ...

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Parliament approves GH¢2.2m for NHIS

Parliament has approved the formula for the disbursement of the National Health Insurance Fund for 2017. A total of 2.2 million Ghana Cedis has been allocated to the NHIS which has struggled in recent times due to delays in the release of funds, forcing service providers owed by the Scheme to withdraw their services. Speaking to Citi News’ Duke Mensah Opoku, ...

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Revive NHIS – Bawumia charges Board   

The Vice President Mahmmud Bawumia has charged the newly constituted Board of Directors of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to resuscitate the scheme. He said the scheme was at a critical stage and needed the full expertise of the Board to improve. “There is so much we want to do within a limited budget. You will be responsible for ...

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