October 21, 2021
Contributory Healthcare Scheme: UNICEF, others enrolls 5,000   vulnerable

Contributory Healthcare Scheme: UNICEF, others enrolls 5,000 vulnerable

From Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto

 United Nations  International Children Education Funds(UNICEF) says it  is  collaborating  with  other International Development Partners will enroll  no fewer than 5,000 vulnerable persons   in Sokoto State Contributory Healthcare coverage .

The vulnerable persons to benefit under the new arrangements  includes Silame, Bodinga and Rabah  Local Government Areas of the state respectively.

Chief of Field Office, UNICEF Field Office  Sokoto. Mr Mohameden Fall stated this today at the  flag- off  of  four-day Capacity Building for the state enumerators  on Social Protection Health Insurance Beneficiaries Enrollment holding in a  hotel in the state.

Mr. Fall  said the programme was aimed at assisting people who for reasons such as poverty ,disability, and other vulnerabilities cannot support themselves health wise.

According to him  the capacity building would signify the commence the implementation of of a joint effort by the UNICEF, and other United Nations Organisations that includes ILO, UNDP, and WPP to assist the government in attaining Universal Health Coverage .

He  explained that the initiative is going to give access to affective not less than 5000 individuals which include Pregnant  women ,Children under five years, adolescence girls and the elderly in collaboration with (SOCHEMA).

In his remarks, Dr. Almustapha Danjuma, Director Planning and Monitoring Specialist with UNICEF, said the aim of the training was  to enlighten  facilitators on how to identify and  enroll people with special needs  from various  communities to benefit with the  sponsored UNICEF  health contributory scheme.

Dr. Danjuma stated that  after the basic training, three areas would be the first phase of the exercise adding that there target for the stands to be 5,000 people.

He further  said the funds partners with other agencies to improved the wellbeing of the state less privileges through the state health contributory scheme.

He  urged  the participants to concentrate and equip themselves with the knowledge of data collation so as to  collect correct data of the beneficiaries for the prospect and ensured health coverage in the state.

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