Our Vision is To ensure the provision of accessible, affordable, qualitative and sustainable healthcare services for all residents of Taraba State without undue financial hardship at the time of accessing such health services.
Our Mission is to provide access to quality healthcare and financial protection for the residents of Taraba state through a healthcare financing mechanism structured around mandatory pooling, equitable distribution and efficient utilization of all available resources.
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is central to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals especially SDG 3 on Good Health and Wellbeing for all. It involves the provision of access to quality health services, while protecting citizens from financial impoverishment due to high costs of treating ill health.
To ensure the achievement of this goal, the Taraba State Government established the Taraba State Contributory Health Insurance Agency (TSCHIA) through Law No. 6 of 2019. Its main goal is to regulate, supervise and ensure the effective administration of the Taraba State Contributory Health Insurance Scheme. The Agency is to strategically target the formal and informal sectors of the State by mobilizing all stakeholders to operate in a synergistic manner to provide a sustainable healthcare financing system that is economically viable, culturally and religiously acceptable to the residents of the State.
The overall framework of the Taraba State Health Insurance Agency (TSCHIA), emphasise on the following core objectives:
Ensure that every resident of Taraba State has access to good health care services. This includes ensuring that coverage reaches out to the poor, women, migrants, elderly, pensioners and other vulnerable groups.
In addition, the inclusion of the excluded should focus on responding to needs, improving accessibility and utilisation of health services while taking into account the households’ capacity to pay.
Families are protected from financial hardship of huge medical bills, Protecting people from the financial consequences of paying for health services out of their own pockets reduces the risk that people will be pushed into poverty because unexpected illness requires them to use up their life savings, sell assets, or borrow – destroying their futures and often those of their children.
Ensure that there is equitable distribution of health care cost among different income groups.
The Agency maintains high standard of healthcare service delivery. This includes the full spectrum of essentials, quality health services from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care across the life course.
The Agency ensure efficiency in health care service delivery.
The Agency improves and harnesses private sector participation in the provision of health care services.
The Scheme ensures equitable patronage at all levels of health care in the State.
It ensures the availability of alternative sources of funding the health sector for improved services.
The cost of health care services across the State are properly regulated.