Vision, Mission and Objectives


A strong, Dynamic and responsive government parastatal (Agency) that is totally committed to securing universal coverage and access to adequate and affordable health care, in order to improve the health status of Nigerians especially for those participating in the various programmes/products of the Scheme.


To facilitate fair financing of health care costs through pooling and judicious utilization of financial resources to provide financial risk protection and cost burden-sharing for people, against high cost of health care, through various prepayment programmes/products prior to their falling ill. This is in addition to providing regulatory oversight to Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and participating Health Care Providers(HCPs).


  • To ensure that every Nigerian has access to good health care services.

  • To protect families from the financial hardship of huge medical bills.

  • To limit the rise in the cost of health care services.

  • To ensure equitable distribution of health care costs among different income groups.

  • To maintain high standards of health care delivery services within the Scheme.

  • To ensure efficiency in health care services..

  • To improve and harness private sector participation in the provision of health care services.

  • To ensure equitable distribution of health facilities within the Federation.

  • To ensure appropriate patronage of all levels of health care.

  • To ensure the availability of funds to the health sector for improved services.

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