By: Chuks NZEH
Nigeria is set to launch her first indigenous book on health financing for a developing economy in Abuja, aimed at promoting inclusive health care towards achieving Universal Health Coverage, especially at the grassroots.
The book titled “Basics of health financing in a developing economy” is written by Dr. Uchenna Ewelike, an expert in health economics and currently the technical advisor, to the Overseeing Director/CEO, of National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, has been scheduled for launch on Thursday 20, June 2019 in Abuja at Sandralia Hotel Utako District.
The Foreword was written by Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu a former Minister of Health, the book would be reviewed by Dr. Edwin Barasa, of Head Welcome Trust a health systems research centre in Nairobi, Kenya, also by Dr Lydia the acting Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Health Insurance Authority, and reviewed by Dr. Jonathan Eke of NHIS, Nigeria.
The event would hold under the Chairmanship of the House of Representatives, Chairman Committee on Health Services, Hon. Deacon Chike Okafor and other distinguished stakeholders in the health sector would be in attendance.
According to the author “Its is the first indigenous health financing book in Nigeria that has a mix of practice and theory, aimed at bridging an age long knowledge gap in the health sector towards promoting an inclusive health care system in Nigeria.