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In section 13 of the MAFs Act, 1995, the governance and general control of Namaf and of all its affairs and functions are vested in the MC, which is tasked with executing Namaf’s statutory mandate.
In terms of section 16 of the MAFs Act, 1995, the MC must at least convene four meetings per year with intervals of no more than three months. The MC held four (4) ordinary meetings and three (3) extraordinary meetings during the reporting period.
In terms of section 15(1) of the MAF Act, the MC established committees to assist it to perform its functions and appointed experts from different disciplines in the healthcare industry. The rationale for Committees is for MC to divide its work into manageable chunks and tap into the specific talents, skills, and knowledge of individual MC members and experts from different specialties to enable the full MC to take decisions on matters delegated to Committees. Each Committee is governed by a Terms of Reference and exercises powers that are delegated to it by the MC.
The Affordability Committee (AffCom) is an advisory committee without decision-making powers. It is mandated to consider all matters relating to affordability and accessibility. The AffCom is comprised of experts in the private healthcare funding industry and corporate risk management
Statutory Affairs Committee
The Statutory Affairs and Risk Management Committee considers matters related to health policy; legal, statutory, and forensic Management; and clinical and financial risk within the healthcare funding industry. It also fulfils an oversight role in respect of relationships within the healthcare funding industry. The sub-committee makes recommendations to the MC and has no decision-making authority. The Statutory Affairs and Risk Management Committee is made up of legal and forensic management experts.
Clinical and Coding Committee
It is made up of three MC members, HCPs, and individuals with knowledge of clinical coding structures.
Namaf Strategy (2021-2023)
This strategic plan is founded on five themes, namely: