Mr Eugen Mikongoti
KOFIH Director General, Chun Chang Bae said this in Dar es Salaam, while speaking at a meeting attended by 28 members from five institutions from South Korea, Ghana and Ethiopia who are in the country to learn various issues implemented by NHIF countrywide.
“We have come here in Tanzania with the aim of studying various services conducted by NHIF and also exchange ideas on how to improve the health sector in the country,” Bae said.
Earlier, in his opening remarks, an official from NHIF, Eugen Mikongoti who represented the Director General said that the aim of the visit will allow the visitors to learn from the fund through exchange of ideas.
They will also have an opportunity to visit the fund’s headquarters as well as health centres that provide health services through NHIF. “It is a great honour for NHIF to receive this kind of visit. We were very much encouraged to see delegates from countries like South Korea coming here to learn and exchange ideas with us,” he said, adding that Ghana has been successful in terms of health insurance.
Mr Mikongoti also believes that the partnership will be sustainable and thus enable NHIF provide Universal Health Care to all and thus improve the country’s health sector.
He emphasised that the fund has enjoyed great success whereby in 2005 it managed to reach 3 per cent of Tanzanians and until this year the fund has managed to reach 23 per cent.
However, he noted that NHIF is still faced with the challenge of reaching all people in the country and he emphasised that the ministry will ensure health services reaches the entire population.
By ASHERY MKAMA, Tanzania Daily News