The National Health Insurance Scheme and Its Implication for Elderly Care in NigeriaJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.4, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2015-02-05
Authors : Eteng Ikpi Etobe PhD; Utibe Eteng Etobe;
Page : 128-132
Keywords : NHIS; Elderly population; Elderly care;
The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is an attempt by the Nigerian federal government to adopt universal health coverage (UHC) for her citizens. The significance of this paper is to highlight lacunas in respect of aging programs and services in the National Health Insurance Scheme in Nigeria, with a view to suggesting areas of lapses in policy formulation and implementation for the elderly population. Currently, there are no overt programs and services for the elderly population in Nigeria because there has not yet been a policy for the care of seniors in Nigeria. This paper will as well make advocacy for the establishment of some facilities for the care of the elderly population in order to better the lot of this cadre of the Nigerian population.
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