Group, NHIS Take Healthcare To The Grassroot

By IAfrica
In Nigeria
Aug 17th, 2014

The FEDUP association has partnered the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to bring healthcare to rural women across the country.

Speaking during a launch in Abuja, NHIS FCT coordinator, Obaro Olugbo said the NHIS decided to partner the association in order to take healthcare to women who are in the informal sector.

He said, “From our experience, we discovered that reaching out to the grassroots, you need platforms, such as NGOs and CSOs.”

Also speaking on the level as acceptability by the rural women, he said there is need for more sensitisation of the relevance of the scheme.

“They are responding; its new to them, but with enough education, they are buying it,” he said.

Also speaking, FEDUP president, James Ugah said, women at the rural level suffer from inadequate healthcare delivery.

He said, “Basically we are looking at the informal sector. It’s a community based healthcare scheme. We are partnering with the NHIS to take healthcare to rural women who are in the informal sector. Women who are not salary earners, basically market women at the grassroots so they can have access to healthcare.”

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