Programme objectives

To improve the population’s access to affordable health care services

References
Monchuk, V. 2014. Reducing poverty and investing in people: the new role of safety nets in Africa. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/ bitstream/handle/10986/16256/9781464800948.pdf?sequence=1>.
Country
Geographic area
Previous programme name (if any)
 
Start date
2003
References
Monchuk, V. 2014. Reducing poverty and investing in people: the new role of safety nets in Africa. Washington, DC: World Bank. Accessed 11 November 2015. <https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/ bitstream/handle/10986/16256/9781464800948.pdf?sequence=1>.
Programme components
Conditionalities (if any)
 
Contribution type and amount
 
Targeting methods
Means Test
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Extremely poor people; pregnant women
Eligibility criteria
To be considered indigent and exempt from payment of a premium, beneficiaries must have no source of income or fixed place of residence, nor live or depend on a person who is employed and has a fixed place of residence. Other groups who benefit from exemption of all fees are pregnant women and beneficiaries of Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP).
References
National Health Insurance Scheme. n.d. “Frequently Asked Questions.” NHIS website. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.nhis.gov.gh/Faqs/the-benefits-of-the-national-health-insurance-scheme-2>. World Bank. 2016 (forthcoming). Ghana: Social Protection Assessment and Expenditure Review. Washington, DC: World Bank.
Eligibility reassessment (if any)
 
Type of benefits
Health care benefits
Amount of benefits
 
Payment/delivery frequency
 
Benefit delivery mechanism
 
Benefit recipients
Indigent people, pregnant women and LEAP beneficiaries.
Minimum and maximum duration of benefits (if any)
 
Coverage
6.7 million people benefit from the fee exemptions.
References
World Bank. 2016 (forthcoming). Ghana: Social Protection Assessment and Expenditure Review. Washington, DC: World Bank.
Programme expenditure
GHS2.5 million in 2014.
References
Ministry of Health. 2013. Parliamentary Statement by the Hon. Minister of Health on the Status of the National Health Insurance Scheme. Banjul: Ministry of Health. Accessed 11 November 2015. <http://www.nhis.gov.gh/files/NHIS%20Financial%20Status-%20Minister’s%20Statement.pdf>.
Institutions and agencies involved
National Health Insurance Authority
Monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and frequency
 
Legal Framework
 
MIS
 
Stakeholder
Population Group
Women, Mothers