The Ghana NCD Alliance is hiring the service of a consultant to conduct a situational analysis/study of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to provide a holistic assessment of how NCDs are prioritized within the NHIS and its implementation progress as far as noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are concerned.


According to the National NCD Policy, the increasing burden of NCDs and associated risk factors have implications for healthcare delivery in Ghana. It further emphasizes that to achieve the goal of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Ghana comprehensively which truly leaves no one behind, it is imperative to guarantee access to high-quality healthcare for individuals with NCDs. This is to be facilitated through the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and supplementary funding mechanisms. This strategic approach is crucial in ensuring that no individual is excluded, fostering a healthcare system that provides both medical excellence and financial security for those grappling with NCDs. Currently, the NHIS benefit package includes some NCDs, this is not comprehensive and it’s poorly funded leaving many people who live in low-resource and remote communities to suffer catastrophic out-of-pocket payment associated with the treatment.

The NHIS is mandated to provide treatment of both communicable and NCDs, unfortunately, a lot of spending and investment is channeled to communicable diseases. Many literatures exist on the NHIS with recommendations for improving the Scheme’s coverage for communicable diseases, unfortunately, there is little or none that exists specifically in assessing the priority for NCDs in the Scheme.

The scope of the study is to identify among others

The outcomes of the NHIS analysis are

The consultancy shall be guided by the following specific tasks.


Expected Deliverables

  1. An inception reports
  2. Data collection and reporting schedule
  3. Draft report
  4. PowerPoint presentation of the report
  5. Final report 

Duration of the task

The duration for this consultancy exercise is 3months from 1st February, 2024 – 30th April, 2024

Qualifications for the Consultancy

  1. Must be a research institution or an individual/consortium with 5 years’ experience in a related field
  2. Experience in public health and policy analysis  
  3. Demonstrate experience of having undertaken similar consultancy
  4. Good analytical and documentation/report writing skills
  5. Excellent command of oral and written English
  6. Cultural awareness and sensitivity to gender and disability issues

Process to follow

Interested applicants should send a CV and a letter describing their interest. capacity and relevant technical experience to conduct this study to GhanaNCDalliance@gmail.com and copy labrammusah@gmail.com by Friday, 9th February, 2024.

NOTE: Email subject must be ‘GhNCDA_ Research Application on NCDs and NHIS’.

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