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CSOs to Start Paying Premiums for Health Insurance Soon

Abduljelil Reshad

Abduljelil Reshad

Deputy Director of the Ethiopian Health Insurance Agency with the Ministry of Health (MoH), Abduljelil Reshad briefed participants of the 243rd General Assembly about the health insurance service. He said the strategy was prepared six years ago, but it has to not been implemented so far because of it was important to be sure about the readiness of health care providers. And it was also important to make sure the availability and easy access of drugs. He said 1200 government and private health facilities have now been chosen to provide the service. The government, according to Abduljelil, has decided all employed people including civil servants or NGO staff to pay premium that is equivalent to 3% of their gross monthly salaries, which is mandatory. Pensioners also have to pay 1% of their pension to get free medical treatment at the selected health institutions.

He said as it is difficult for the agency to reach all NGOs, Ethiopian Health Insurance Agency is trying to contact consortiums to have access to their member CSOs through them, so that they could understand the benefits of the service and start paying premium soon.

“Health financing has been donor dependent. And you, as CSOs, understand well how challenging it is to mobilize resources. Health insurance has been launched for we need to have reliable domestic health financing. As you know the need to raise funds domestically, I hope you will encourage us and be examples and models in implementing the health insurance policy with us,” Abduljelil said.

Abduljelil responded to various questions forwarded to him. He finally called upon the participants to discuss the insurance policy with their staff members and start saving their premiums at the bank. The Agency Deputy Director also expressed his agency’s willingness to attend similar meetings to make clear the health insurance policy to people working in the CSO sector.


Second Round call for Postgraduate Diploma Program Application

Dear CCRDA members Organizations,

It is to be recalled that CCRDA has been consistently building the capacity of member organizations in the area of human resource development program. Accordingly, CCRDA in collaboration with Ambo University has opened a PG Diploma program in Deployment Management in March 2014. In this regard, the first batch of our candidates graduated on July 25, 2015 in a graduation ceremony held at Ambo University.

CCRDA is also finalizing preparations to resume its phase II PG Diploma Program in the first quarter of 2016 Thus, CCRDA is inviting your organization to send one candidate representing your organization in light of the requirements set here in the letter.

Please fill the form very carefully and do send us with an official cover letter along with the form filled by the candidate of the program until February 28, 2016 only.

Please use the e-mail address indicated in the letter.

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Call for Proposal


Member Organization Implementing the Reproductive Health/Family Planning (RH/FP)

The Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Associations (CCRDA) has recently signed a two years project agreement (January 2016 – December 2017) with an international organization named The David and Lucile Packard Foundation in August 2015 to manage resources on RH/FP which is going to be implemented in Munessa Woreda, Arsi Zone, Oromia Region through its implementing partners. As a grantee of The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, CCRDA is responsible to manage and oversee the entire intervention program while selecting indigenous NGOs, sub-grantees to be the actual implementers in that specific project area. This will ensure value for money and economy of scale of the intended project.

Accordingly, CCRDA is pleased to invite members implementing RH/FP project in the aforementioned locality and have strong working relation with the Regional Health Bureau to submit a proposal using the format that will be collected from CCRDA/Packard Project Unit (i.e. office number 307).

Proposal should be delivered to CCRDA office number 304 from December 31, 2017 to January 15, 2017 (Monday to Friday- 8:30 am -12:00 noon and 1:30pm-5:00pm)

For further information please call at 011 4390322 extension: 214.


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