The United States Agency for International Development, USAID is set to partner with the Cross River Health Insurance Agency, CRSHIA in the fight against malaria.
In a meeting with the agency in Calabar, USAID’s Malaria Management Specialist in Nigeria, Veronica Momoh said they wanted to know the readiness of the scheme for a possible collaboration to end malaria in the state.
Momoh said that through the contribution of the United States’ President’s Malaria Initiative, PMI they had been able to support Nigeria’s National Malaria Elimination Programme to ensure a malaria-free Nigeria.
She said that PMI’s goal was to reduce severe Malaria and its attendant complications and also reduce complications associated with malaria.
In his remark, The Director-General of CRSHIA, Godwin Iyala told the team that the state health insurance scheme had a robust package that covered malaria in entirety because of its prevalence in tropical Africa.
Iyala said that the scheme’s 100 per cent malaria coverage was its own contribution and effort at ensuring that malaria was eliminated.