Nigeria National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)
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About National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)
National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)
The concept of Social Health Insurance was first mooted in 1962 by the Halevi Committee, which passed the proposal through the Lagos Health Bill. Unfortunately, it was truncated. <br> <br> <br>In 1984, forced by the desire to source more funds for healthcare services, the National Council on Health under Admiral Patrick Koshoni, then Minister of Health, inaugurated a committee , chaired by Prof. Diejomoah advised government on the desirability of Health Insurance in Nigeria and recommended its adoption. <br> <br> <br>In 1985, Dr. Emmanuel Nsan, the Minister of Health set up a committee on National Health Review headed by Mr. L.Lijadu. This committee also reported that Health Insurance is viable in Nigeria. <br> <br> <br>Later in 1985, Prof. Olikoye Ransome Kuti, then the Minister of Health, raised a consultative Committee on National Health Insurance Scheme. the committee was made of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Nigerian Employer Consultative Association (NECA). Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Pharmacautical Society of Nigeria (PSN), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Armed Forces Medical Directorate, National Planning Commission (NPC), Federal Ministry of Labour, and the Presidential Advisory Committee (PAC). Upon submission of their report another committee chaired by Dr. E. Umez-Eronin was set up to recommend an acceptable model for the implementation of a Social Health Insurance in Nigeria. <br>At the 28th meeting of the National Council on Health, another committee was set up on National Health Insurance Scheme. After the submission of its report, the Federal Government approved the establishment of the National Health Insurance Scheme in 1989. <br>
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Plot 297, P.O.W. Mafemi Crescent
Off Solomon Lar Way,
Utako District
FCT-Abuja, Abuja Capital Territory

Phone Number: +234-98707463, 08065744100,
Fax Number: +234-9-4138487
Contact Name: The Executive Secretary

Number of Employees: 500 - 1,000

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