The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Director for Health, Population, and Nutrition Office, Dr. Zohra Balsara, and Dr. Stephen Duku has paid a courtesy call to the NHIA Chief Executive, Dr. Da-Costa Aboagye and his Executive Management team.

USAID has been a dependable development partner to the NHIA over the years and is even more committed to expanding the partnership between the two organizations going forward.

The meeting reviewed the performance of a current $ 5 million G2G agreement signed in 2023 that is being implemented for the next four years to improve quality of healthcare, contain escalating costs, and promote the general uptake of the NHIS through media publicity towards the attainment of UHC.  

Discussions focused on how USAID could support the vision of current management to work with stakeholders to stop illegal charges demanded from vulnerable NHIS members, adopt the provision of preventive and promotive interventions in the NHIS Benefit Package as a way to incentivize public participation and ownership in the Scheme and reduce the overall cost of NHIA operations in the payment of claims for avoidable disease burdens among others.

Strong health systems are necessary for all people to achieve access to quality health care and the NHIS remains the vehicle to make Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC) a reality in Ghana. 

Also in attendance was the Deputy Chief Executive for Admin / HR, Dr. Mrs. Yaa Pokuaa Baiden, Mr. Ismail Osei, Director, Quality Assurance, Dr. Gustav Cruickshank, Director, Financial Accounting, Mr. Oswald Essuah-Mensah, Ag. Director, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Magnus Owusu Agyemang, Dr. Mrs. Ruby Mensah Annan, Ag. Director, SHPD, Mrs. Eva Okai, Dep. Director, Investment, and other staff of the NHIA. Source: Corporate Affairs Directorate, NHIA