Nationwide Medical Insurance, in partnership with the PharmAccess Foundation, is set to hold the maiden UHC Day Seminar to mark Universal Health Coverage (UHC) on December 12, 2022, at the Alisa Hotel.
Universal Health Coverage is a global goal in which all people and communities have access to quality health care when they need it, without facing financial hardships.
The event, which is the first of its kind, seeks to gather thought leaders and experts in the healthcare ecosystem to discuss innovative healthcare financing approaches for the attainment of UHC by 2030. The UHC Day Seminar will host participants from government agencies, development agencies, the diplomatic community, regulatory bodies, health-related professional and trade associations, NGOs, civil society, and private health insurance companies, among others.
Chief Executive Officer of Nationwide Medical Insurance, Nancy Ampah, said, “The aspirations of UHC align with the purpose and vision of Nationwide Medical Insurance. We are organizing the first UHC Day Seminar in the private space because we believe there is a need for broader, multi-sectoral engagement and private sector participation when discussing how to achieve UHC in Ghana. Particularly for the underserved population, we must look at creative and sustainable ways to pay for healthcare without driving people into poverty. People can be shielded effectively from escalating healthcare prices and out-of-pocket expenses by investing in or procuring health insurance.”
“Insights and knowledge shared at the seminar will be the beginning of building a world where every Ghanaian can access healthcare without facing financial challenges by 2030”, She added.
Country Director of PharmAccess Foundation, Dr. Maxwell Antwi said, “Ghana’s definition of UHC as indicated in MoH’s UHC2030 Roadmap is: “That all people in Ghana have timely access to quality health services irrespective of ability to pay at the point of use”. The past few years have presented unprecedented challenges for global and local healthcare systems and the journey towards realizing UHC for all. We at PharmAccess Foundation remain committed to leveraging the power of data and digital technology, in partnership with agencies within the Ministry of Health and the private health sector, to innovate, collaborate and build resilient health systems across sub-Sahara Africa that ensure a future with optimism for those who may need care. This year’s UHC Day provides a unique opportunity to harness the global momentum and assess the progress towards achievement of UHC locally and internationally by the year 2030.