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Health Insurance

Cerath registered 30 women fish processors in 3 coastal communities onto the National Health Insurance Scheme. The 30 women together with their families can now access basic and affordable healthcare within their communities.
  • Local solution

    Most fishmongers in Ghana’s coastal landscape lack access to social protection services. They are not insured on any health service, some do not have access to credit services, and others have no buffer for periods of low economic activities. While there are a number of social protection schemes in Ghana, limited knowledge on these services by the fishmongers has been a major setback. This situation was discovered through a baseline survey conducted by CERATH Development Organization (CDO) on the Power to the Fishers Project.

    Lives improved

    CDO is committed to promoting the adoption of at least one social protection service among its target fishmongers in Ghana’s coastal landscape. CDO is working with the district offices of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to bring insurance information at the doorsteps of fishmongers. CDO has been organizing a series of community meetings with NHIS officers in attendance. These meetings provide the opportunity for NHIS officers to explain the scheme, offer guidance on registration and renewals, and provide insight on the scheme’s extent of coverage. The beneficiary communities (so far) have commended this initiative by CDO, and have urged CDO to extend this activity to other communities.

    Community impact

    CERATH Development Organization (CDO) is working to curb this challenge by forging strategic partnerships between the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) and fish processors. Some activities being done by CDO include community meetings between fish processors and NHIA officials to exchange information and to clear misconceptions. Also, these meetings are providing the platform to eliminate the administrative hurdles faced by fish processors when registering on the NHIS.
    With your donation, access to basic health care service for fish processors can be ensured and their livelihoods enhanced.

    Budget

    With €174 of donations from the first campaign, CERATH registered 30 women fish processors in 3 coastal communities onto the National Health Insurance Scheme. The 30 women together with their families can now access basic and affordable healthcare within their communities.

    900 GHS was used for the registration and 283 GHS was used for overhead costs. That is total 1183 GHS (equals €174).

  • Local solution realised

    Cerath registered 30 women fish processors in 3 coastal communities onto the National Health Insurance Scheme.

    Lives improved

    The 30 women together with their families can now access basic and affordable healthcare within their communities.

    Community impact realised

    This will have an effect on awareness and involvement within the community.

    Budget

    900 GHS was used for the registration and 283 GHS was used for overhead costs. That is total 1183 GHS .

    Follow up

    With €174 of donations from the first campaign, CERATH registered 30 women fish processors in 3 coastal communities onto the National Health Insurance Scheme. The 30 women together with their families can now access basic and affordable healthcare within their communities.

    Video of the project in progress

Testimonials

  • I returned from Libya last year to begin a new journey of my life back in my home country, Ghana. Through the Green Entrepreneurs project, I am very confident to start my Green business and accelerate it to the next level. I thank CERATH Development Organization for this great initiative.

  • I have been unemployed for the past two years after my tertiary education. CERATH Green Entrepreneurs Project has equipped me with the needed capacity to write formal and standard CVs and i am also well prepared for any interview in the Green sector. Through the Green Project, I have the opportunity to do internship with a solar installation company in Beahuo in the Ahanta West Municipality. Their commitment and dedication towards improving the socio-economic livelihoods of the youth, women and returnee migrants is very commendable.

  • Cerath’s cause in uplifting the lives of the voiceless is noble and commendable. I have been engaged with them since their inception and I have seen their commitment, dedication and growth, creating real impact in the communities they work.

Project Details

  • Project
    Health Insurance
  • Campaign
    Finished
  • NGO
    CERATH
  • Location
    Ghana
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • No Poverty
  • Start date
    August 1, 2020
  • End date
    October 31, 2020
  • Total amount raised
    € 179
  • Lives improved
    30 persons
  • Community iMPACT
    60 people reached

CERATH

CERATH Development Organisation is well known for their impact for rural and urban poor in the fisheries sector and agricultural value chain of Ghana. Cerath also implements projects on renewable energy, inclusive finance and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).

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