Today, the Government of The Bahamas highlighted several significant milestones in the implementation of NHI Bahamas and the improvement of the health care system overall.
Peter Deveaux-Isaacs, the Permanent Secretary for National Health Insurance and Dr. Delon Brennen, NHI’s Programme Director made several announcements today, the launch of a public information [website](http://www.nhibahamas.gov.bs), the NHI Bahamas logo, ongoing health system strengthening activities, and continued stakeholder consultation and public information sessions.
*“NHI is a key initiative to building a more modern and prosperous Bahamas,”* said Permanent Secretary Deveaux Isaacs.
NHI Bahamas is part of a wider programme of improvements being made to the health system. In collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Public Hospitals Authority, Health System Strengthening activities are ongoing and will continue to be the backbone for delivering better health system performance in the future. Such activities include extended public clinic hours, an appointment based system for shorter wait times, improvements to existing public clinics on all islands and many more.
*“The Government of The Bahamas is committed to building a health care system that is Modern, Affordable, and Accessible, and aims to make The Bahamas the healthiest country in the Caribbean region by the year 2040. These are the values that are at the core of all planning and policy-making decisions regarding health care for Bahamians,”* said the Permanent Secretary.
Click [here](http://www.nhibahamas.gov.bs/Understanding-NHI.php) for more.