The Community Based Health Initiative is a political ward based health insurance scheme which was commissioned in 2014 in Ukana West, Essien Udim LGA, Akwa-Ibom.
The idea behind the program is that people in the community take ownership of their healthcare and participate in using government facilities to optimise equitable efficient and accessible healthcare. The facility where members of the community seek medical care is owned by the Local Government.
According to some members of the community, the program has helped saved lives by providing affordable health care.
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