Nape commends Airtel, Jubilee Insurance, and Axieva for introducing Health Insurance

MINISTER for Information, Communication and Information Technology, Mr Nape Nnauye has commended Airtel Tanzania for its strategic partnership with Jubilee Insurance and Axieva.

The collaboration introduces a comprehensive and affordable health insurance cover aimed at transforming the healthcare landscape in Tanzania.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam on Friday, Minister Nape said the Health Insurance service  will be a lifeline for those who previously had to resort to cash payments or sell assets to cover medical expenses.

“I take this opportunity to congratulate Airtel Tanzania, Jubilee Insurance, and Axieva because this service is easily because this service is easily accessible through Airtel Money, making it convenient for many Tanzanians to join from anywhere without inconvenience,” he said.

Mr Nape said the Six-Phase Government led by President Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan has made significant investments in expanding various health service infrastructures, including building dispensaries, health centers and hospitals,  stating that the introduction of ‘Afya Bima’ aligns with the government’s push for Universal Health Insurance.

He said hat the government’s investment in healthcare infrastructure would not be meaningful if citizens receive these services slowly, that’s why the government decided to push forward the agenda for Universal Health Insurance.

“This insurance targets all Tanzanians, especially those who cannot afford to pay for medical treatment, So, this is a solution for them to access healthcare while continuing with their daily lives,”he  said.

Airtel Money Director, Mr Charles Rugambwa, emphasized the significance of the Health Insurance service, Afya Bima, as a step toward Tanzania’s digital future.

He encouraged Airtel Money customers to consider gifting Health Insurance packages during the festive season, emphasizing the universal accessibility of the service.

The Jubilee Health’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Harold Adamson said, “We are very happy to partner with Airtel Money and Axieva in the revolution of the insurance sector in Tanzania.

“We have innovative products like Afya Poa,Afya Supa and Afya Dhahabu of which each has several benefits which are intended at benefiting all our customers and Tanzanians in particular,”
he said.

Earlier, Airtel Tanzania’s Director of Corporate Communications, Ms Beatrice Singano, highlighted that the new Health Insurance service would benefit approximately 17.5 million Tanzanians, providing access to affordable medical treatment in over 600 healthcare facilities nationwide.

 

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