December 2, 2022

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NHIA, 4 varsities signal MoU on capability devt


The administration of the Nigeria Well being Insurance coverage Authority (NHIA) Thursday entered into an settlement with 4 establishments within the nation for the coaching and capability growth of its employees and different well being practitioners within the medical insurance ecosystem.

Director Common of the Nigeria Well being Insurance coverage Authority Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo who signed the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the companion for the coaching programme – End result for growth and representatives of the schools – mentioned the initiative was supposed to additional enhance on the capability and environment friendly supply of medical insurance companies within the nation.

” We came upon from the onset of this administration of NHIA that there’s restricted capability in well being in Nigeria. So we determined that there’s the necessity to have a concrete association for constructing human capability growth within the medical insurance ecosystem.

“To this finish, we’re partnering with the End result for Growth group (R4D) with sponsorship from the Invoice and Milinder Gates Basis to package deal what we referred to as the NHIA Management Growth programme,” he mentioned.

He mentioned the management growth programme was going to be carried out in collaboration with 4 establishments, Pan African College, Lagos, Instructional Useful resource Growth Centre, College of Nigeria, Nsukka and Ahmadu Bello College, Zaria.

Sambo mentioned the NHIA had developed a really complete protocol for the coaching and enhancement of the capability of the employees and different medical insurance practitioners within the nation.

“So at the moment we’re signing a Memoradum of understanding with 4 establishments for a three- 12 months management coaching programme lasting over two to three-year period,” he mentioned.

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On the protection degree of the coaching, Sambo mentioned: ” We expect that as many because the individuals within the medical insurance ecosystem will profit. Actually, now we have already began the coaching and all of the managers of the NHIA are being skilled on the Lagos Enterprise College and all of the state coordinators of medical insurance scheme have been skilled. In the identical vein, all of the Chief Executives of the state medical insurance authorities have additionally been skilled.

‘We’re doing a cascade of coaching, in order that from the center degree cadre to the highest degree cadre in all all medical insurance organisations will profit from the capability growth programme. We’re pondering of building what we name Well being Insurance coverage Institute the place all of the human useful resource developed thus far can be put collectively fo guarantee sustainability,” he mentioned.

The Nation Consultant of End result for Growth group, Dr. Hope Uweja mentioned the target of the MoU is to supply technical help to the NHIA, improve the data and capability of its employees in order to have the ability to obtain common well being protection for Nigeria.

Additionally in his speech, Dr. Francis Ukwujie who represented the Nation Director of the World Well being Organisation (WHO) mentioned the physique sees as crucial component of the initiative, the power to supply data to those that are in cost implementing the medical insurance programme in Nigeria.