Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on Thursday afternoon (August 25, 2022), announced the fulfillment of a manifesto promise, that is, a decision to include childhood cancer treatment expenses on the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).
The second gentleman of the law announced this at a stakeholders’ meeting in Accra.
He also announced that the cost of Hydroxyurea, an essential drug for the treatment of sickle cell anaemia, is now covered by NHIS.
He noted that these health decisions are important to deal with the sickness and also the financial burden on families of children with cancer and people living with sickle cell will be drastically reduced while receiving treatment.
He commended the First Lady, H.E Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the Minister and Ministry of Health, the Board Chair of NHIA and his team, the CEO of NHIA, World Child Cancer, Roche, and all collaborators for helping to achieve this life-saving initiative.