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NHIS to make treatment of prostate cancer free

Prostate cancer treatment and medication will be included in the list of cancers treated without charge under the program starting in 2023, according to the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).

This is following the conclusion of actuarial studies that the scheme completed to demonstrate its viability and practicality, and is wrapping up with other last-minute preparations for launch.

When the board and management visited President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at Jubilee House in Accra to tell him about the work of the plan and ask him to sign certain new policies, Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye, the chief executive of the NHIA, made this announcement.

The end of January 2017 saw the removal of childhood cancers from the program, but lately, four pediatric cancers—representing 80% of all pediatric malignancies in Ghana—were added and made part of the national health insurance program.

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