Gambia launches digital birth and health insurance schemes for first time – InsuranceNewsNet
The nationwide exercise runs simultaneously in all identified centers, with applicants having on-site access to both documents once their application has been submitted and approved.
The move comes as countries around the world transition from manual to digital, a move widely believed to be more efficient and effective in data management.
gave a glimpse of the campaign at a recent press conference on Monday,
The system, he added, has four components that applicants should consider at the time of application.
“In this new system, the data given to each individual will be continuous, permanent, and universal, and will be kept confidential to the state and the state only.”
Noting that capacity building is currently underway in all components of service providers, supervisors, data entry clerks and verification officers before the exercise officially begins, Saidybah said the exercise is targeting all eligible Gambians.
“So every applicant who meets the requirements is entitled to this digital birth certificate, as the birth certificate is a legal document required by all citizens of a country. It is the breeding document of all other documents in a country.”
Also speaking at the ceremony,
Describing the initiative as a step in the right direction, she said that in order to start proper planning, it is important to provide proof of identity, providing documents that are required of all citizens of a country in order for authorities to contact their support the planning process.
“The birth certificate is a very important document and I want all Gambians to make the most of this opportunity to register for a new digital birth certificate.
CRVS, she added, is here to eliminate stateless people, adding that the former affects both the nation and individuals.
“In a sense, if CRVS is to be adopted, we will identify individuals who are citizens, migrants and even refugees. And by giving these people access to our various document centers, we would then tell our government the direction to take.”
A demonstration of the exercise is scheduled to take place today (Monday) at
Darboe announced that private insurance schemes are available in the country, but the country has yet to introduce public insurance schemes.