The Second National Policy Fair has ended with the active participation of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).
The five-day fair which was organized from April 26-30, 2011, at the International Conference Center in Accra, served as a platform for dialogue between policy makers, implementers and the public under theme: Empowering the People as we Build a Better Ghana.
The fair brought together all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as well as Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies (MMDAs) to showcase their policies, projects, programmes and activities to enable the public to learn about the policies and activities of State institutions.
The Authority took part in the fair in order to educate the general public on the policies of NHIA/NHIS and to obtain feedback on NHIA policies and activities with the ultimate aim of ensuring goodwill between scheme and the public.
The NHIS stand was one of the busiest, registering over 1500 visitors over the period. This included ministers, members of parliament, actors, civil and public servants as well students and unemployed persons. The stand also attracted a number of foreign visitors and expatriates. Indeed this was acknowledged by the Deputy Minister for Information, Okudzeto Ablakwa, in a lecture at the fair where observed that the NHIS stand was one of the most active.
Visitors to the stand also used the opportunity to register with the NHIS while those with expired membership card renewed them.
Information available to visitors to the stand included data on NHIS membership registration, utilization, sources of income and expenditure. Also on exhibition were landmark achievements of the scheme.
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