CENTRE FOR HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SERVICES IMPROVEMENT (CHAHSI Nig.)
Nigeria is a country that is skilled in formulating good policies but falter greatly in implementation process. Despite laudable health policies of the country and resources invested there upon, Nigeria still remains at the bottom of WHO Health Performance Ranking list. Evidently, health care and health services delivery in Nigeria is calling for improvement of practices at all levels. The quest to move Nigeria position on the health ranking list upwards and simultaneously improve the quality of health of Nigeria population lead to the conception and birth of the Centre for Hospital and Health Service Improvement (CHAHSI, Nig).
CHAHSI (Nig.) is a Non Profit, Non-Governmental Organization. Registered in Nigeria with the Corporate Affairs Commission for the purpose of improving the quality of health care services through Education /Capacity building, Research and Publications, Advocacy, Social Emancipation, Collaboration and Networking. . We envision a Nigeria where continuous improvement in health care services to the population is achieved and sustained. Our mission is to build the capacity of stakeholders in the health sector; research and publish articles on trends in the health system; catalyze and facilitate global strategies for actualization of basic Primary Health Care Services for the entire population; advocate and campaign for sustained progressive increase in health sector financing and making health care services accessible to vulnerable rural communities through expanded National Health Insurance Scheme sustained by dedicated revenue; advocate for control intervention measures against the spread of pandemic diseases e.g. HIV /AIDS, TB and Malaria; partnership and networking with Law Makers, Federal Ministry of Health, Civil Society Organizations, and International health organizations to actualize our vision.
PROJECT ACTIVITIES AND SCOPE:
THE HEALTH FORUM: CHAHSI (Nig) is stepping the forum down to Zonal and State levels in order to press the responsibility for community healthcare, financing, accessibility, up-takes, partnerships, facility upkeeps, staff training, care of HIV/AIDS infected persons, NHIS benefits, etc. to the States, Local Governments and the entire grass root population. CHAHSI Nig. is mobilizing and sensitizing Rural Communities and Local Governments on the benefits of NHIS and health rights; strengthening Primary healthcare and advocating National Health Insurance enrollment in every community as machinery for sustained improvement and access to healthcare. Our advocacy and sensitization of youths on reality of HIV/AIDS, VCT and ART administration will continue to expand.
CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMMES: we pursue aggressive education and awareness designed to re-orientate and improve human resource input towards achieving a more effective and efficient health service delivery. This shall go beyond formal setting to include intensive workshops and team exercise. Our education materials being research based, will be localized to address particular locality needs.
RESEARCH PROJECTS: CHAHSI Nig is investigating and researching for improvement in the following areas: patients satisfaction with care received, quality of care given, availability of health services and accessibility of care and services, preventive/remedial practices, Attitudes to work and measures/incentives put in place by managements of health service to meet client needs; accessibility to care by the vulnerable groups- the poor, unemployed, children, women, rural communities, HIV/AIDS infected persons, Malaria, TB, etc.. Research the implementation process of National health policies and programs such as AU agreement for 15% health budget scale up and National policy on free health service for pregnant women and children under 5yrs, dispensing of free and subsidized ARV Drugs to HIV/AIDS infected persons, etc.
STRENGTHENING PRIMARY HEALTH CARE:
Advocacy and policy program CHAHSI Nig. will continue to intensify her advocacy for spread of improved and effective Primary Health Care programs and implementation at service delivery points to justify the concepts of the background of the organization. CHAHSI will strengthen her networks and collaborations with FMOH, health care institutions - private and public, policy making bodies at Federal, States, Local Governments and International organizations in implementing healthcare policies and programs. Our Organizationâ€s programs transverse the entire healthcare policy-action-output continuum. Quality and Equity is our banner. We collaborate with educational institutions, research organizations and FMOH to accelerate data collection and create up-dated Fact Sheets
COMMUNITY BASES SOCIAL HEALTH INSURANCE ENROLLMENT.
CHAHSI Nig. is currently enrolling communities into the Community Based Social Health Insurance Program (CBSHIP) for the informal sector for easy access to health care for all those in rural areas especially pregnant women and children. CHAHSI Nig. is accredited by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) as a Technical facilitator.
CORPORATE HEAD QUARTERS
#7 Musa Yar'Adua drive (middle floor) off Owerri /Onitsha express Road, Owerri Imo State Nigeria.
Phone No: +234-(0)8113130855