Vulnerable Group Social Health Insurance Programmes

Vulnerable Group Social Health Insurance Programmes are designed to provide health care services to persons who due to their physical status (including age) cannot engage in any meaningful economic activity.

They include the following:            

 1.  Physically Challenged Persons Social Health Insurance Programme(PCPSHIP):- Physically Challenged Persons Social Health Insurance Programme is a programme designed to provide health care services to Physically/Mentally Challenged Persons who due to their physical status cannot engage in any meaningful economic activity.

Membership Physically/Mentally Challenged Persons will be covered under the programme

Contributions

The Federal, States, Local Governments, Development Partners and Civil Society Organizations will pay contributions in advance into the Vulnerable Group Fund. 

2.  Prison Inmates Social Health Insurance Programme(PISHIP):- A programme designed to provide health care services to inmates of Nigeria Prisons and offending minors in Borstal Homes, who by virtue of their restriction, cannot engage in any activity to earn income.   

Membership                             

  1. Convicts
  2. Awaiting trial (remanded in Prison custody).
  3. Offending Minors in Borstal Homes.

Contribution: -The Federal, States and Local Governments, Development Partners and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) will pay contributions in advance into the Vulnerable Group Fund. 

3.  Children Under Five (5) Social Health Insurance Programme (CUFSHIP):- Children under Five Social Health Insurance Programme (CUFSHIP) is a programme designed to cover the health needs of Children under the age of five (5) years across the country, who are considered vulnerable.

Membership:- Children under the age of five (5) years especially those whose parents are participating in Community Based Social Health Insurance Programme (CBSHIP).

Contributions;- The Federal, State, Local Government, Development Partners and Civil Society Organizations will pay contributions in advance into the Vulnerable Group Fund. 

4.  Pregnant Women

5. Aged