Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr. Da-Costa Aboagye, has called for stakeholder collaboration as the Authority embarks on its “Preventive and Promotive Health Interventions.”

The initiative aims to address key health issues such as communicable and non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health, and the overall health and well-being of citizens.

It also seeks to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), eventually reducing the burden on the NHIA regarding claims payment.

Dr. Aboagye reaffirmed his commitment to the initiative during a meeting with heads of health service institutions to discuss the program, which aligns with Ghana’s Universal Health Coverage roadmap.

The meeting included representatives from the Ghana Health Service (GHS), the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG), and the Private Health Facilities Association of Ghana (PHAFoG).

Discussions focused on resource allocation, community outreach activities, and other modalities to ensure the effective operationalization of the initiative.

“Over time, this monumental intervention would potentially catalyze cost containment measures and enhance efficiency gains for the NHIA, which would ultimately enhance the responsiveness and sustainability of the NHIS,” the NHIA said.

The NHIA and its partners urged the public to embrace the initiative and participate actively in upcoming programmes.
Dr. Patrick Kumah-Aboagye, Director-General of GHS, emphasized the importance of the NHIA initiative for sustainable healthcare, noting that Wellness Clinics across the country would facilitate preventive health checks for the population.

“We are proud to partner with the NHIA and other health provision entities in this transformative journey and are confident that these initiatives will bring lasting benefits to our communities,” he stated.

Dr. Peter Yeboah, Executive Director of CHAG, described the initiative as “a game changer for the health and well-being of all people living in Ghana.”

He added, “With genuine commitments and effective NHIA Provider partnership, this special program can promote economy, efficiency, accountability, and responsiveness in the way we design and deliver impactful health services for our people.”

Dr. Anarfi Asamoa-Baah, former Deputy Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), chairs the committee set up to facilitate the implementation of the program.

The Private Health Facilities Association of Ghana was represented by Dr. Sarfo, a member, and Mr. Richard Frank-Torblu, General Secretary.
They expressed enthusiasm for the initiative and highlighted the role of innovation and private-public partnerships in advancing healthcare goals.