MyAnimal,MyHealth is partnering with Home and Street Kids Initiative to establish, promote and implement NaiHealth in target communities accross Nigeria
NaiHealth is a health solution which will enable low cost on-site and online recruitment of underprivileged communities to Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and other value-added services. Through this, NaiHealth provides them with access to affordable healthcare as they adopt and effectively utilize Universal Health Coverage (UHC). NaiHealth will provide this service through National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) which is Nigeria’s authorized federal provider of UHC.
Additionally, NaiHealth would include health-promoting value-added services such as SMS messaging for health appointments and useful health information, retailing low-cost quality health products, related training for community health workers, and promoting opportunities for improved livelihood. Through this holistic approach, NaiHealth will promote affordable quality healthcare, improve health-seeking behaviors and achieve health promotion in target communities.
NaiHealth addresses the problem of limited access to quality healthcare due to socioeconomic hardships in underprivileged populations. According to World Poverty Clock, 44.4% of Nigeria’s population (88.2million people) live in poverty. These poverty-stricken communities include slums, street people, nomadic settlements, refugees and illegal immigrants from neighboring countries. Most of them typically resort to begging and less than menial activities with their children to survive. Therefore, due to their economic disadvantage and poor living conditions, they are often exposed to and affected by extreme health conditions and diseases but find it very difficult to pay for quality health services on demand. NaiHealth was officially launched on UHCDay celebration, an event which HSKi celebrated at Koro Afoju in Ilorin, Kwara State.
MyAnimal, MyHealth is proud to be a part of this initiative as an ideation, implementing and fundraising partner with HSKi. We continue to work on our mandate to promote human, animal and environmental health in communities accross Nigeria.