Page Length: 51

Size: 104 KB

Format: PDF & Word





Since 1981 when the Nigerian medical Association held a conference in Calabar and Dr. E.M Umez Sroums delivered a paper on “National health insurance” A practical approach to health care financing in a developing economy. He said that there has been growing need for National health insurance scheme in Nigeria. This issue has engaged the attention of medical doctors, insurance executive, the federal government of Nigeria, and Nigerian Newspapers which have carried a member of headlines on the topic.

But now the scheme has become a reality. The federal government lunched the scheme on 6th June 2005. Base on the establishment of the scheme, the purpose of providing health insurance which shall entitle insured persons and their dependents the benefit of prescribed good quality and cost effective health services as set out in this Decree. That is Decree of 2000. The body established for the management of the scheme are:

A governing council which shall subject to the decree, which has general control of the scheme. The council shall consist of the following members:

The chairman who shall be appointed by the head of state. Commander in chief of minister of health. Others are: each person to represent ministry of health, fiancé, government of the federation, Nigeria labour congress, N.E.C.A, private health care provided to carryout a research on this subject in order to highlight the problems militating against the scheme or problems which the scheme will face. Its prospects and make recommendations which will ensure the success of the scheme here in Nigeria.


A lot have been done by various groups and bodies in order to come up with a benefiting scheme that will achieve an effective goal of health care for all Nigerians, which has been in highlights of government programmes.

There are problems that night hinder the effective national health insurance scheme in Nigeria.

  1. Inadequate public Enlightement on the need for national health insurance service.
  2. The population of Nigerians did not welcome the scheme
  • Non introduction of phase by phase structurally scheme.
  1. Its marketing strategies and means of operating the scheme
  2. Non support of masses in response to the scheme for seminar.

In order to improve health care delivery system in Nigeria; the researcher must ensure that this research will problems  that might hinder the effective National health insurance scheme in Nigeria.

1.3   Objective Of The Study

The broad objectives is examine the problem of health insurance. The specific objectives are.

  1. i) How far insurance industry has gone in seeding to the effective of National health insurance scheme in Nigeria.
  2. ii) To analyse the problems and prospect of National health insurance in Nigeria.

iii.    To ensure that every Nigeria has access to good health care services.

  1. To know the people reaction and market acceptability
  2. The out come of various committees established to make that National health insurance scheme to be a successful one in Nigeria.

1.4  Research questions

From the foregoing this research will provide answer to the following questions.

  1. Do you know what health insurance is?
  2. Do you feel that all Nigerians welcome the scheme
  3. What are the factors that you think will hinder the progress of the scheme?
  4. Do you think that National Health Insurance scheme should be compulsory to every individual?
  5. Do you think that insurance can settle health claim?

1.5  Statement of hypothesis

Ho:   Health insurance has no effect in the people’s welfare.

Hi:   Health insurance have effect in the people’s welfare.

1.6   Significance Of The Study

This projects will be of great importance to all Nigerians who for long shares same view  that our Nation Nigeria need to adopt a health care insurance that will fair of loss cost, efficient and effective in the administration and operation.

However, on more pronounce detail, this study’s importance on individual basis that will be of help if its recommendation are adopted to facilitate  the immediate acceptance of National health insurance by all, it will create health care finance awareness on a model way which will encourage personal contribution of ideas fiancé and materials towards ensuring a good health care delivery to all.

Organization, institutions and business entities who spent huge amount of money for there employees and families for health insurance will becomes operational in Nigeria. This will be achieved of such scheme is adopted in line with the research recommendation and the little amount saved will be channeled to other profitable venture.

Nigerians will also fire the study beneficial, if the guideline and recommendation are adopted in establishing National health insurance scheme in Nigeria which will obtain its health for all by the scheme.

The health sector will witness efficiency the scheme will eliminate corruption indiscipline, fraud and ensuring death reduction from, all health, this in variable will lead to an increase in Nigeria citizens due to in improving bur arctic and depressed health care delivery system will on establishing National health insurance scheme will fined Nigeria a worthy place to live and their money.


1.7  Scope and limitation of the study

This work for easier understanding and implementation covers all analytical research aimed within the country for the establishment of health insurance including the held since 1990 till date for the establishment of National health insurance scheme.

1.8  Limitation of the study:

During the project some problems faces the research they are:

Financial constraint

Time constraint

Knowing how the public will react as  the scheme has been introduced today.

To identifying the suitable type of National health insurance in operating such scheme.

How to engage a massive support from all Nigerian if the response to the scheme is now.

Its marketing strategies and means of operating such scheme.

Those problems as mentioned will be relayed in details how each a constraint to this research work.

Financial constraint

Due to lack of enough fund, the researcher could not meet all required financial obligations which the work demands, this never, resulted to a few limitations.

Time constraint

As we know time is never on anyone’s side, so it was a constraint to our research work because there was other programmes such as examination quiz and other academic works which fell exactly within the period of our research work and all these programmes plus the research demanded till the same and equal attention.

How I overcome the problems

it was not easy but I overcome it all with the  help of friends, brother and  supervisor  I was able to accomplish it all  and  I  also  thank God Almighty for giving me the strength to do it all.

1.9   Definition of terms

  1. Insurance company: A company registered or demand to be registered under the companies and Allied Matter Decree of 1997.
  2. Health: It is a sound of bodily or mental condition of a person.
  • Health insurance: The ability to get health services when required without having to pay fully at the time of need either because payment has previously been made by regular contributions by the insured or his/her employer or both.
  1. Health care delivery: The act or process of administering effective medication and hospitalization to sick people in a community at a reduce rate.
  2. Capitation: Registered payment on personal basis to a doctor for giving health service to a person concerned when necessary.
  3. National health insurance scheme: It is a body corporate established under Act 35 of 1999 by the federal government of Nigeria to improve the health of all Nigeria at an affordable cost.


DISCLAIMER: All project works, files and documents posted on this website, are the property/copyright of their respective owners. They are for research reference/guidance purposes only and some of the works may be crowd-sourced. Please don’t submit someone’s work as your own to avoid plagiarism and its consequences. Use it as a reference/citation/guidance purpose only and not copy the work word for word (verbatim). The paper should be used as a guide or framework for your own paper. The contents of this paper should be able to help you in generating new ideas and thoughts for your own study. is a repository of research works where works are uploaded for research guidance. Our aim of providing this work is to help you eradicate the stress of going from one school library to another in search of research materials. This is a legal service because all tertiary institutions permit their students to read previous works, projects, books, articles, journals or papers while developing their own works. This is where the need for literature review comes in. “What a good artist understands is that nothing comes from nowhere. The paid subscription on is a means by which the website is maintained to support Open Education. If you see your work posted here by any means, and you want it to be removed/credited, please contact us with the web address link to the work. We will reply to and honour every request. Please notice it may take up to 24 – 48 hours to process your request.

WeCreativez WhatsApp Support
Administrator (Online)
Hello and welcome. I am online and ready to help you via WhatsApp chat. Let me know if you need my assistance.