Health Insurance Coverage For All Nigerians

The federal government’s  target of having all Nigerians covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) by 2030, less than 10 years from now, looks plausible enough even if ambitious. NHIS Executive Secretary, Professor Nasir Sambo said the scheme was poised to achieve the target. “Our aim is that by the year 2030, all Nigerians will have had the opportunity to get into the social health insurance system as a principle of solidarity, as a mechanism for cross subsidization and effective healthcare financing”.

With a widening income inequality, wrenching unemployment and poverty, most Nigerians are indeed desirous of affordable health

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