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Bonny Community Health Insurance Programme (BCHIP) 

The Bonny Community Health Insurance Programme is a community-based health insurance initiative that is geared towards providing access to affordable, sustainable, and quality healthcare services without the beneficiaries (in this instance, residents of Bonny Island) making out of pocket expenses when accessing medical care. 

It is facilitated by Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) in partnership with Rivers State Government and Bonny Kingdom. Three health facilities (Bonny Model Primary Health Centre, Finima Health centre and Bonny Zonal Hospital) are currently healthcare service providers on the programme.

The Scheme has a Governing Board that is representative of the partnership between the sponsors. The Governing board  provides required governance for the initiative, leveraging on the experiences of its members. 

To date, over 1,390 persons have enrolled onto the programme as it continues to fulfil its mandate of Universal Health Care (UHC) for all. For NLNG, this initiative allows company fulfil its CSR obligations in supporting health care services that are aligned to the SDG 3 – Good Health and Well-Being. 

Bonny Malaria Elimination Programme (BNYMEP)

Through the Bonny Malaria Elimination Project (BNYMEP) NLNG will have established a strong surveillance system for malaria elimination and the prevention of re-introduction of the parasite by 2021. This will make Bonny Island Nigeria’s first malaria-free zone.  

To boost the health and well-being of people in NLNG’s primary host community, Bonny Island, the project has to date embarked on a detailed baseline assessment that includes an assessment of the available Health Systems/Structures on the island (i.e. to determine the Island’s health system’s capacity to implement and sustain malaria elimination initiatives); and a comprehensive Malaria Indicator Survey on Bonny. This is the first sub-national indicator survey to establish the true prevalence of malaria in Bonny, for tracking project progress and evaluation. 

Over the next few years, NLNG aspires to work with Rivers State Malaria Elimination Programme, potential global partners and state health facility Board to support core malaria interventions, such as vector control, case management, monitoring, evaluation and surveillance during the project implementation phases. The Project will at all times be strategically aligned with the global strategic direction for malaria elimination and relevant national policies and guidelines.

Bonny Malaria Elimination Project fits into the larger public health initiatives for Bonny Island being sponsored by NLNG which includes Bonny Community Health Insurance Programme that commenced in 2019.​