SOKOTO STATE
CONTRIBUTORY HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AGENCY

(SOCHEMA)
  • Welcome to SOCHEMA
    (Asusun tallafi na lafiya)
  • Sochema takes up

Health and Medical

Sokoto State has made history as the only state with Health Financing system that is based on Islamic Takaful (providing guarantee in an Islamic way) insurance principles. Indeed the passage of SOCHEMA into law has open a new chapter with redefined Health Care Services in all the 23 Local Governments of Sokoto State

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Quick Overview

How a nation finances its health care delivery system could be a clear indicator in assessing the premium placed on its people’s health.

As a critical component of development, the health sector requires adequate funding. The financing of Nigeria’s health care delivery system is mainly through tax revenue, out-of-pocket payments or user fees, donor funding and social health insurance.

Due to rising demands of funding health in an economy facing perennial shortages of qualified and competent health personnel, and shortages of drugs and sound health infrastructures, the federal government introduced the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in 1999. The scheme was intended to guarantee access to efficient and quality health care services that reduce catastrophic household out-of-pocket health expenditures.

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Dr. Muhammad Ali Inname

Honourable Commissioner Of Health

"Pledge to ensure universal Health coverage to all residents of Sokoto State"

Our Vision

Universal health coverage to all residents of Sokoto State.

Our Mission

To Improve the quality of Healthcare and provide financial protection of Healthcare for all residents of Sokoto State through pooling cost burden-sharing and judicious utilization of resources