About National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)

National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was established under Act 35 of 1999 by the Federal Government of Nigeria, is aimed at providing easy access to healthcare for all Nigerians at an affordable cost through various prepayment systems. 
NHIS is totally committed to securing universal coverage and access to adequate and affordable healthcare in order to improve the health status of Nigerians, especially for those participating in the various programmes/products of the Scheme.

Email: info@nhis.gov.ng

Website: www.nhis.gov.ng

Office Address: Plot 297, P.O.W. Mefemi Cresent , Utako District, Abuja. Nigeria.

Healthcare Occupies the Largest Space of Development – NHIS

On 21/Aug/2019

The Executive Secretary, National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof Muhammed Sambo has said healthcare delivery occupied the largest space for national development. Speaking at the opening of a two-day management co[...]

NNPC Gets NHIS Accreditation to Provide Medical Services

On 19/Aug/2019

The National Health Insurance Scheme has formally accredited the Health Maintenance Organisation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, thereby enabling the oil firm to provide healthcare services to Nigerians[...]

National Healthcare Insurance Scheme in Nigeria: "We Are Deploying Hi-technology to Resolve Issues Bedeviling HMO Operations in Nigeria" Charles Nenyiaba, Executive Vice Chairman, Oceanic Health

On 16/Aug/2019

As a fallout of a rapid increase in Nigeria's population over the years, public sector healthcare institutions became overwhelmed and incapable of providing healthcare services. This led to the growth of private he[...]

New NHIS Boss Unveils Three-Point Agenda to Revive Scheme

On 18/Jul/2019

Determined to revive the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), the newly appointed Executive Secretary, Prof. Mohammed Nasir Sambo, has unveiled a three-point agenda.   Sambo unveiled his three-point rebran[...]

NHIS Failing to Provide Nigerians Health Services - Sambo

On 17/Jul/2019

The new Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Prof. Mohammed Sambo, on Monday, said the myriads of problems within the scheme had prevented it from rendering health services to Nigerians.  [...]

Health Care Providers Call for a Review of NHIS

On 05/Jul/2019

Health care providers in the country have urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to revisit the National Health Insurance Scheme, with a view to looking at the challenges hindering the success of the programme. &nbs[...]

‘Why 192m Nigerians have no Health Insurance’

On 03/Jun/2019

The Chief Executive Officer of AXA Mansard Health Limited, Tope Adeniyi, has said only eight million out of 200 million Nigerians have access to health insurance, thereby leaving a deficit of 192 million.
 This means[...]

NHIS Enrolment: 4,000 to Benefit in Nasarawa, 26,000 Nationwide

On 21/May/2019

About 4,000 persons would benefit from free National Health Insurance Scheme enrollment programme in Nasarawa State; while 26,000 people will benefit nationwide.   An official of National Health Insurance Sche[...]

120,000 Enroll for Lagos Health Insurance Scheme

On 07/May/2019

No less than 120,000 persons have enrolled for the  Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme since it was  launched in December 2018. The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris who disclosed this said the St[...]

NHIS Commences Re-Accreditation Of 57 HMOs

On 20/Sep/2017

Less than 5% of Nigerians covered by NHIS, says Official   The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has commenced the re-accreditation of 57 Health Management Organisations (HMOs) to boost healthcare delive[...]

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