FG launches Group, Individual and Family Social Health Insurance Programme (GIFSHIP)

The Federal Government on Thursday, November 26, 2020 formally the launched the Group, Individual and Family Social Health Insurance Programme (GIFSHIP) which aim to offer citizens opportunity to participate and benefit from Health Insurance, especially for those not currently captured under any form of health insurance by an employer.

According to the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, during the launching of the scheme, the GIFSHIP will provide opportunity for affordable individual enrolment, enrolment of a family unit or a group of people. Any of the enrolments can also be sponsored by well-meaning individuals, trusts, or organizations.

The Minister also explained that the programme will rapidly expand the scope of healthcare coverage in the urgent quest to attain universal health coverage while leveraging a comprehensive ICT profiling to facilitate its implementation.

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