Zambia's NHIMA & CIG Sign MOU to Deepen Partnership in Capability Development

Joint Press Release between the National Health Insurance Management Authority and
the Chandler Institute of Governance

LUSAKA (ZAMBIA), 7 MARCH 2022 — The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) and the National Health Insurance Management Authority (NHIMA) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU),  thus formalising a partnership that began back in 2019.

Through this MOU, both organisations commit to deepen the existing partnership through capability development in the areas of governance, strategic planning and performance management.

Mr Kenneth Sim, Dean of the Chandler Academy of Governance, and Mr James Kapesa, Director General of NHIMA, exchanged tokens of appreciation to commemorate the partnership between CIG and NHIMA.

The signing ceremony was held in person at the new NHIMA offices in Lusaka. The MOU was signed by Mr James Kapesa, Director General of NHIMA; and Mr Kenneth Sim, Dean of the Chandler Academy of Governance (CAG).

“Today, we are taking the partnership between NHIMA and CIG to a new level, joining the institutions that are currently affiliated worldwide. I am confident that through our efforts and commitment, we will be able to develop even stronger relationships and friendships between
NHIMA and CIG.”
Mr James Kapesa
Director General of National Health Insurance Management Authority (NHIMA)

Mr Kenneth Sim, Dean of CAG, also expressed gratitude for the partnership between both organisations:

“We are honoured to have been part of NHIMA’s developmental journey and are excited to deepen this partnership with an official MOU signing. CIG and NHIMA share a respect for organisational excellence and good governance and we look forward to future collaborations with NHIMA”
Mr Kenneth Sim
Dean of the Chandler Academy of Governance, and
Deputy Executive Director of Chandler Institute of Governance

About National Health Insurance Management Authority (NHIMA)

The National Health Insurance Management Authority (NHIMA) is a corporate body established by the National Health Insurance Act No 2. of 2018 supported by Statutory Instrument No.63 of 2019. NHIMA has since implemented the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to facilitate access to quality insured health services for all Zambian Citizens and Established Residents. NHIMA is mandated to manage and administer the NHIS members’ pooled funds for purposes of providing equitable access to essential healthcare based on the principles of solidarity, equity and cross subsidisation of financial and health risks. The NHIS is a sound and innovative healthcare financing mechanism created to supplement Zambia’s household and National expenditure on health to achieve Universal Health Coverage.

For more news and information, visit https://www.nhima.co.zm/.

About the Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG)

The Chandler Institute of Governance (CIG) is an international non-profit organisation, headquartered in Singapore. We believe in a world where citizens have a deep sense of trust in their governments and public institutions, and where nations are governed by principled, wise leaders supported by an effective civil service. Trust and effective governance serve as a strong foundation for national development and prosperity. CIG supports governments in building government talent, leadership and public service capabilities through training programmes, research initiatives and advisory work. We are not affiliated with any national government or political party, and we do not represent any partisan or commercial interests.

For more news and information, visit https://www.chandlerinstitute.org/ or follow CIG on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn @ChandlerINST


For media clarifications, please contact:

Dominic GABRIEL (Mr)
Manager, Government Projects and Communications
Chandler Institute of Governance
Email: Dominic.Gabriel@Chandlerinstitute.org

Nicole SEH (Ms)
Executive, Programmes
Chandler Academy of Governance
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Chanda Kaluba
Public Relations Officer
National Health Insurance Management Authority
Email: Ckaluba@nhima@co.zm