Health Insurance Scheme,
CHIS, has secured yet
another international
acclaim as it has been
nominated by Pharm
Access Foundation,
Netherlands for the 2016
Financial Times/IFC
Transformational Business
Award.
The scheme was
nominated under
the “Achievement in
Sustainable Development:
Maternal and Infant
Health” category of the
awards.
This was contained
in a letter to the State
government, which was
signed by the Director of
Advocacy and Program
Development of Pharm
Access Foundation, Dr.
Kofi Boahene.
According to him, the
Kwara Health Insurance
Programme was selected
for the prestigious business
award after a rigorous
review of different
programmes that have had
transformational impact on
the people.
He further noted that
the award is a remarkable
testimony of the impact
of the health scheme on
the people of Kwara State as well as a motivation
for the efforts of the state
government towards
finding a long-term
financing solution for the
programme.
The awards ceremony
according to Dr. Boahene
will hold on 9 June, 2016
in London. While reacting,
Governor Abdulfatah
Ahmed expressed delight
over the nomination of
the state health insurance
programme for the
awards, and assured that
his government will not
relent in its efforts to
make quality healthcare
accessible to the people of
the State, especially in the
rural areas.
He said the state
government will continue
to initiate programmes and
policies aimed at increasing
efficiency and effectiveness
in the healthcare system of
the state.
The Governor also
commended Pharm
Access foundation for its
commitment to ensure
affordable access to quality
health care in Africa, by
stimulating investments
through partnerships with
the private sector and
government institutions.
Nigerian Pilot gathered
that the Kwara State
Community Health
Insurance allows
beneficiaries to have access
to quality health care all
year round, for a token of
N500.
It will be recalled that the
health insurance scheme in
2014 in Paris won a finalist
prize at the Organization
of Economic Cooperation
and Development, OECD,
Development Assistance
Committee awards for
development initiative.
Before the awards in
2014, the scheme had also
received commendation
from the United Nations
and Bill Gates Foundation
for its creative approach to
pro-poor health care


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