The Ghana Card will soon be a required ID to access healthcare, according to the CEO of NHIA.

Members of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) will soon need the Ghana Card in order to obtain healthcare at any facility with a credential from the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).


When he spoke with a variety of journalists at his office, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye, the NHIA Chief Executive, brought this to light. In keeping with the NHIA’s vision of “One country, one card for healthcare service,” he emphasized the “need for all NHIS members to integrate the two cards using the short code *929#.”


To attain Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by the year 2030, Ghana will continue to rely heavily on its National Health Insurance Scheme. A nine-member committee to lessen the effect of out-of-pocket expenses, sometimes known as co-payments, on access to medical treatments covered by the scheme was also established by NHIA Chief Executive Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye.

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Dr. Francis Asenso-Boadi, director of research, planning, monitoring, and evaluation at the NHIA, serves as the committee’s chair. Titus Sorey, the secretary, Emmanuel Bukari, Daniel Adin-Darko, Albert Kwaku Ampofo, Vida Adutwumwaa Boateng, Raymond Avinu, Baba Saddique Zankawah, and William Omane-Adjekum are the other members of the Committee.

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