Kwara State Government has Recieved a grant of $99,950 from Jiddah-based Islamic development bank.
This was made known in a Statement released by the PRO, KWHIA, Olajide Abolarin on Sunday afternoon.
The Statement reads in part, “Kwara State’s health insurance is getting wider acclaim, with the Jiddah-based Islamic development bank supporting the enrolment of 4,500 more indigents to the scheme that is delivering free medical care covering many ailments and surgeries.
“We continue to advocate to donor agencies and developmental partners on behalf of the Kwara State to support the efforts of the state government to enable acceleration of scheme uptake. One of such engagements has yielded positive results,” according to a communication from PharmAccess Foundation, the technical partner to the state government on health insurance.
“We are delighted to inform you that a grant of $99,950 will be made available over an 18-month period to support the efforts of Kwara State Health Insurance Agency through a strategic partnership between PharmAccess Foundation and Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to increase access to basic healthcare services (in Kwara State).
The grant from IsDB Engage and Transform Fund will be used to finance the annual premiums for 4500 indigent enrollees and support the quality improvement of 25 (Kwara) healthcare providers for a period of 18 months.” The state government had on its own paid the premiums for 10,000 indigents to the scheme that was officially launched last September. In February 2021, the huge investments by the state attracted federal government’s support that has seen the free enrolment of additional 21,000 indigents to the scheme.”