Head of the Public Affairs and Customers Services of the National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT), Peter Kenah has been appointed Leader of the proposed National Social Health Insurance (NASHI), Information Education Campaign Strategy.
He was appointed at the NASHI task force meeting chaired by the Deputy Minister of Health and Sanitation, Sheku Tejan Koroma at the Ministry’s Conference Hall at Youyi Building, in Freetown.
Other members of the Information, Education Campaign Strategy Team are the Manager Health Education Division, Ministry of Health, Sahr Hemore; the Public Relations Officer, Jonathan Abass Kamara, and Abdul Kargbo of the Ministry of Employment and Social Security.
Addressing the newly appointed Professionals, Deputy Health and Sanitation Minister, Sheku Tejan Koroma underscored the importance of their mandate, noting that they would be developing information and education strategies for an effective nationwide awareness raising campaign.
The proposed National Social Health Insurance Scheme [NASHI] when established, the Deputy Health and Sanitation Minister said, would cater for the physical and mental well- being of Sierra Leoneans to enable them live a healthy life.
Dilating on the terms of reference of the NASHI Technical Committee, the Secretary Sam Jalloh said the mandate is geared towards providing technical leadership in the conceptualization, development and implementation of all plans, policies, programs and activities leading to the establishment of the proposed insurance scheme.
On the scope of work and responsibilities, he explained that the Technical Committee would work in close collaboration with the inter-Ministerial Committee and key stakeholders in the preparatory and implementation phases of the proposed NASHI Scheme.
Meanwhile, both the technical and inter-ministerial steering committees are currently working on plans for the implementation of the national International Labour Organization (ILO) NASHI Conference slated for February next year.