Nyamwegabira Community Based Health Insurance Scheme (NCBHIS)
Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
SummaryNyamwegabira Community Based Health Insurance Scheme (NCBHIS) is a community health insurance program that covers inpatient and outpatient care at Nyamwegabira Health Unit 3.
The objectives of the scheme are: to provide access to quality and timely health care, protect the household income against high health care expenditure, to mobilise members for promotions and prevention of common health problems, advocate for quality and low costs.
Key program components
This scheme covers all inpatient and outpatient services available at Nyamwegabira Health Unit 3. Its monthly premium totals Ug.shs 300 (US$ 0.125), payable per family member, per household, for 6 months. Payment is made through registered groups; scheme managers must acknowledging receipts. Co-payments are made for all medical services rendered, totally Ug.shs 200 (US$ 0.08) for outpatient care and Ug.shs 2000 (US$ 0.83) for inpatient care.
NCBHIS was started by Dr. Albert Beekes through the Kabale catholic diocesan coordination office. The scheme was initially provider-based with 3335 members, but changed to community ownership in 2003 and registered as a member of Uganda Community Based Health Financing Association (UCBHFA) in 2006. It operates in 3 sub counties with a coordinating centre at Nyamwegabira Health Centre 3 run by registered trustees of the Kabale Diocese.