Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme

Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme

In 2004, Ghana introduced the first National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), a system funded by government tax income and individual memberships. The scheme covers 95% of diseases, including treatment for malaria, respiratory diseases, diabetes and hypertension....
Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme

Japan’s Controls on Medical Fees

Japan celebrated its 50th anniversary of achieving UHC in 2011. All residents are required by the law to have health insurance coverage, either through their employer or via the government Citizens Health Insurance scheme. The health insurance system is funded through...
Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme

Brazil’s Unified Health System

Brazil provides free, universal access to medical care to anyone legally living in the country. Known as SUS (Sistema Único de Saúde), the Unified Health System was created in 1989 and is the largest non-discriminatory government-run public health care system in the...