PSGH makes headway towards the NHIS review
Sunday, 29 November 2015
Posted by: PSGH Editor
Pharm. Eghan delivering his thematic address, 2015 PSGH Congress
The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana ( PSGH ) is proud to announce to its members that the organisation is breaking grounds towards the review of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
Following the invitation of proposals from the PSGH by the NHIS Technical Review Committee, the Society constituted an ad - hoc committee of experts in the field of health financing and insurance to draft and collate inputs from various interest groups towards this task.
The final proposal drafted in the required format were submitted to the review committee. Inputs ranged from improving the financial sustainability of the scheme to enhancing equity in coverage to among other things were factored into the final proposal. The Society also made a strong case for the representation of a pharmacist on the committee in the interest of obtaining perspectives from pharmaceutical experts since the use of pharmaceuticals are central to successful healthcare delivery and also impact directly on scheme's expenditure.
We announce with pleasure that the review committee has acknowledged the receipt of our proposal and also accepted a special request made by the Society by drafting Mr. Emmanuel Kwesi Eghan, B.Pharm, MBA, Msc, MPSGH, to serve as a member of the Pharmaceutical Subcommittee.
Pharm. Eghan, portfolio manager with Management Sciences for Health’s (MSH) global System for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services Program has extensive experience in health financing and was the thematic speaker on the PSGH 2015 Conference theme: Universal Health Coverage: Achieving Access and Responsible Use of Medicines.
The PSGH will continue to work not just as an organisation for pharmacists but also live up to its mandate of serving as an ardent advocate for improved equitable access to pharmaceutical services by Ghanaians.
The PSGH in the earlier part of the year organised a press conference to highlight weaknesses in the NHIS operations and further proffered measures aimed at enhanced efficiency and sustainability.
Click here to download the PSGH proposal sent to the NHIS REVIEW COMMITTEE