The engagements across 25 beneficiary communities saw a total number of 1,046 fisherfolk sensitized and 658 new registration and membership renewals done. It was interesting to note that several community folks upon sighting the registration process, came by to register or renew their membership.

A beneficiary in the Bentsir community of the Shama District, who participated in the sensitization program and after receiving a better understanding of the NHIS, had this to say:

“I have battled with my health for over 3 years now and haven’t been able to gain access to free health care. I always had misconceptions about the variance in the service delivery, but thanks to this sensitization program, I now have a better understanding of the scheme and can access quality health care with my new membership card. I am grateful to the European Union for supporting the Power to the Fishers project to provide us with this sensitization and registration exercise. I certainly would not hold back in registering my children as well”.