Signing Rivers Announce Contributory Successfully being Safety Programme Bill into regulation-WHO Consultant commends Governor for honouring pledge

Abuja, 22nd June, 2021 – The World Successfully being Organization Nation Consultant (WR) Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo has counseled His Excellency, Governor Ezenwo Nyesom Wike on signing the Contributory Successfully being Safety Programme Bill into regulation.

A assertion issued by Special Assistant to the Governor on Media Kelvin Ebiri, indicated that, the Governor, who signed the invoice into regulation at the Executive Dwelling, Port Harcourt, on 21 June 2021, talked about with the regulation, residents and folks of the roar who want properly being insurance may maybe perhaps now take part in the draw.

He the truth is handy civil servants in the roar to leverage on the Contributory Successfully being Safety Programme to elevate their properly being roar, adding that the Public Procurement (modification) Law, as passed by the Announce Dwelling of Assembly, would enable the roar authorities to fulfil its responsibilities to the parents of Rivers Announce.

It must be recalled that Dr Mulombo visited Governor Wike in Port Harcourt on 26 April 2021. In his prayers to the governor at some point of the meeting,  the WR tabled three famous requests: The signing of the Rivers Announce Contributory Successfully being Safety (RIVCHPP) Programme Bill into regulation; Toughen continuity of quality very necessary properly being products and services; Provision of 5 genexpert machines to create certain sufficient diagnosis of TB in the total LGAs and recruitment of properly being work force in the roar to  improve provision of properly being care in the roar.

While aloof at the Executive Dwelling, the WR secured the Governor’s commitment to at the moment signal the Rivers Announce Contributory Successfully being Safety (RIVCHPP) Programme Bill into regulation to provide financial safety to the parents to assemble correct of entry to properly being products and services thereby bettering Favorite Successfully being Coverage. The signing of the Bill into regulation is the fruits of the Governor’s promise to expedite circulation on the requests made by the Dr Mulombo.

The now not easy poke towards enactment of the Rivers Announce Contributory Successfully being Safety Programme Law began with the developing of a Technical Committee in June 2016 by the Announce Ministry of Successfully being and a Memorandum to Announce Executive Council in September 2016. Between 2017 and June 2021, it has taken the efficient collaboration of the Announce Successfully being Financing Unit and Technical Working Workers, Announce Executive Council, Announce Judiciary, Announce Dwelling of Assembly, and key pattern companions including the USAID and WHO to create it a actuality. 

“With the enactment of Rivers Announce Contributory Successfully being Safety Programme Law No. 3 of 2020, the WHO will continue to provide technical give a improve to to Executive, to create certain hundreds and hundreds of folks in Rivers Announce who for the time being pay out-of-pocket for properly being products and services will subsequently change into coated and possess assemble correct of entry to to quality properly being products and services, the place and as soon as they need them, with out struggling financial hardship”, Dr Mulombo talked about.

Technical Contact:


Dr Francis Ukwuije; E-mail: ukwuijef [at] who.int; Tel: +234 803 475 592

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