World Bank Group Offers US$27.7 Million To NIA1 min read
The World Bank Group is offering US$27.7 million to the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to increase the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) annual active membership.
It is also to facilitate claims processing and payments for primary healthcare providers comprising CHPS, health centres and maternity homes under the Primary Health Care Improvement Program for Results (PforR).
The programme is financed through a World Bank facility with co-financing grants from the Global Financing Facility, Canada, the UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Operation, and the Gavi Alliance.
The programme will be implemented for four years, spanning from 2022 to 2025. The funding is allocated based on the Disbursement Linked Result (DLR) achieved per the Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs) of the programme.
The indicators under the programme include an increase in the membership of the NHIS, increase in the enrolment of vulnerable populations in the scheme, and improvement in claims processing and payment for the primary healthcare facilities.
Under the facility, the NHIA, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, and the Health Facility Regulatory Authority will improve on relevant aspects of accreditation of healthcare providers, monitoring, and financing of primary healthcare services.
The collaborative effort of NHIA and the Social Protection Directorate of the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection will boost the enrollment of indigent populations, such as the disabled, orphans, widows, women, and children in the Scheme. This will be done through linkage with the National Household Registry which is also supported by the World Bank.