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DSCHC Partners With Market Men and Women Association of Nigeria, Delta State Chapter.

The significant mandate of the Delta State Contributory Health Commission is to ensure access to quality and affordable healthcare service for all residents of Delta State irrespective of their socio-economic status or geopolitical location.

To enhance its advocacy and sensitization activities, the DSCHC has entered into a strategic partnership with the Market Men and Women Association of Nigeria, Delta State Chapter, in which members of the association will be trained and branded to be advocates of the health insurance program across all the Markets in Delta State.

As noted by the Chairman of the Association, Mrs. Kate Onah, ‘good health has been brought to the doorstep of the Market Men and Women.'

In response to this strategic partnership, the Association Chairman, Mrs. Kate Onah, promised that ‘the Association is targeting to get more than one thousand persons from each local government to enroll into the Health Insurance Scheme.’

The DG/CEO of the DSCHC, Dr. Ben Nkechika, stated that ‘this is the first of its kind in which a formidable and widely spread association membership is being mobilized through a partnership program to advocate and sensitize the people on a health insurance program.’ He asserted that this strategic partnership will ensure that the health insurance scheme advocacy gets to the grassroots.

The highlight of the occasion was the presentation of a DSCHS Identity card and branded Apron to the Chairman of the Association, Mrs. Kate Okoh Onah, by the Chairman of the Governing Board of the DSCHC, Dr. Isaac Akpoveta.

Also present at the event was the Permanent Secretary of the Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr. Winful Orieke, who assured an improved quality healthcare service delivery at all PHCs in Delta State.