About Us

I am delighted to welcome you to Imo State Health Insurance Agency (IMSHIA). Our mandate as seen in 2018 agency’s enabling law is to provide easy, quality and cost effective access to healthcare for Ndi Imo. In doing this we are conscious of our local environment, our morbidity pattern and health seeking behaviour of our people. We are therefore well positioned as a public agency to provide financial risk protection to our people in event of ill health through an efficient risk pooling mechanism.

We have designed four major programmes that will carter for different population segments in Imo State namely, the Tertiary Institutions Social Health Insurance Programme (TISHIP), the Basic Health Care Provision Fund (BHCPF), the Formal Sector Programme and the IMOCARE Health Insurance Programme.

In line with the global mandate for Universal Health Coverage that ensures that no one is left behind in accessing quality healthcare in an equitable manner irrespective of one’s socioeconomic status, we will do our best in ensuring Imo and her good people are part of this global paradigm.

It is important to state that in the course of assignment, will welcome suggestions, advise, input, support and all forms of collaboration that will make us achieve our mandate. The impact will be a healthy, productive and secured Imo that will serve us better.

God bless Imo State

Uchenna Ewelike, MBBCh, PhD (Senior Public Health Physician & Health Economist)
Executive Secretary/CEO
About us

Providing Affordable Quality Health Care for Imolites.

Misson Vision Goal
To inspire hope and contribute to wellbeing of Imo residents by providing equitable healthcare without financial hardship in an efficient manner.
Our Vision: To Provide accessible, affordable, and quality healthcare in an equitable manner to all residents of Imo State
our goal
Our GOAL is to Ensure all Imo residents have Accessible, Affordable and Quality Healthcare Services.

The Imo State Health Insurance Law 4, 2018:
Provides for a mandatory Health insurance scheme for every person resident in the state.
This comprises 2 key components; a mandatory Health insurance scheme for all, and a voluntary (private) Health insurance Component with various plans which serves to complement the compulsory one.

Our target population is the general public.
All employers and employees of the public and organized private sector and firms with 5 staff and above.
Informal sector employees and the vulnerable person, especially women and children under 5 years, and the elderly.

We have a great history at IMSHIA.

Our objective is to Reduce out of pocket healthcare expenditure of Imo residents by 40% .
Provide equity of treatment and equal access to healthcare services to Imo residents.


30th Apr, 2019

Inaugural meeting of the Imo State Health Insurance Agency Governing Board.

10th Jun, 2019

Internal Stepdown training for Staff on SHIS AND UHC.

12th Dec, 2019

A one day Town Hall meeting to mark the 2019 UHC day.

27th OCT, 2018

Launching of Scheme

6th May, 2019

Kicks off training of data collectors for comprehensive state health facility assessment.

9th Sep, 2019

Enrollment of state civil servants.

19th Aug, 2020

The Governor of Imo State, His Excellency Hope Uzodinma on 19 August 2020, launched the innovative Mobile Health Insurance Programme in Owerri.
Team member

Our expert team members will assist you.

Since inception the success and growth of IMSHIA has been built upon one thing more than any other: smart and experienced people.

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