Antigua and Barbuda National Health Insurance (NHI) Stakeholder Briefing (Full Presentation)

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The Antigua and Barbuda Government, by extension the Minister of Health, Wellness and Environment, the Hon. Minister Molwyn Joseph has collaborated with the Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS) to begin the journey of establishing a “Proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) “.

This aim is in-line with the agreement of all UN Member States to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) introduced at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012.

The introduction of such a health financing mechanism seeks to address developing challenges in the current health system. Above all, the financial burden and limited access to essential health services are among the major issues that involve increasing cost of health services and increasing demand for health care needs of the population.

To learn more about the Proposed National Health Insurance for Antigua and Barbuda watch our full presentation to stakeholders here or our segmented series in the NHI Playlist:

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About MBS

The official Youtube channel of the Medical Benefits Scheme, a statutory health service organization established under the Medical Benefits Act 1978.

Here we share expert health talks, tasty, healthy recipes, fitness motivation and MBS advertisements to support our beneficiaries in Antigua and Barbuda.

Our mandate supports the management and prevention of chronic diseases to improve the quality of life of each resident in Antigua and Barbuda and, provide financial and other assistance towards the cost of health services and infrastructure.

We understand the importance and are advocates of adopting healthy lifestyles to improve public health. Our operations include quality pharmaceutical, statutory remittance services and financial support to our beneficiaries and for the construction and maintenance of healthcare facilities and infrastructure.

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