The Senior Executive Course (SEC) 41, 2019 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, were in Rivers State on Tuesday 14th May, 2019 to study how Community Based Insurance Scheme has been successful in funding Health Care Coverage in some part of the State.
The delegation visited the Rivers State Primary Health Care Management Board from where they took off to Obio Cottage Hospital and Model Primary Health Centre Rumukwurushi. Following the site visit, an interactive session was held with the management of the Board at the Board’s headquarter. Speaking at the event, Prof. Habu Galadima, the leader of the delegation commended the effort of the Board in running and sustaining such a model.
Members of the delegation includes: Dr. Goddy Nnadi (Vice Chairman NIPSS), Brig. Gen. CFY Udaya Mni, Col. Sani Suleiman, Comrade Adeniji A. Abdrafiu, Col. B.S. Keji, Navy Captain N. AniakuIfeoma L. Nwaka, Hahra A. Gwali, Biobelemaje Charlses-Oyema and Jonas Agwum. Others are: Mr. Bahir Ishaq Idris, Dr. M. Zakariye, Mrs. Beatrice O. Agu, Mr. Joseph Itse, Nkechi Ukah, Osaa Friday,
Obio Cottage Hospital has successfully operated a community based insurance scheme for funding health care coverage for several years with support from Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). There is a planned expansion to some Model Primary Health Centres across the state with support from International and local oil companies operating within the State.