PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES:
The Firm is offering project management services in health care, education and other sectors of the economy. Over the years, it has gathered tremendous experience within the health sector with the supervision of the construction and equipping of 300 bed specialist/teaching hospital for the Kaduna state government which is to serve as the teaching hospital for the Kaduna state university located in Kaduna, Kaduna town, Nigeria. The project contract sum is approximately N7Billion equivalent to $35,000,000 USD. Similarly, the Firm is involved in the construction and equipping of the diagnostic and treatment center for the Central Bank of Nigeria located in Abuja, the Federal Capital of Nigeria, and the Contract Sum is approximately N4Billion equivalent to $20,000,000 USD. Within the private sector also, the Firm is involved in the extension of Abuja clinic and a 2-level car park including heli-park in Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria. The project is approximately N2.4Billion equivalent to $12,000,000.
Conduct of inventory Survey of Community Based Health Insurance Scheme and other Social Solidarity Groupings in North Eastern Zone of Nigeria:
In 2010, the National health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) commissioned our Firm Ultimate Cost Consultants to conduct a survey. This Survey is one of the many activities outlined in the larger project of ensuring universal access to basic Healthcare for Nigerians.
The objectives of the study were to conduct an inventory survey of CSOs and CBHIS to determine their institutional capabilities that will enable them to be used as a vehicle for universal access for Health Care Delivery in the communities where they exist. Survey methods adopted were both qualitative and quantitative as shown in the two sets of questionnaires.
The benefit of the results of this survey is to help concerned stakeholders particularly NHIS to strategize on the possible ways to improve the health status of the target population and in particular to improving the health financing.
Mechanisms in the survey area by entrenching a viable and workable CBHIS for the informal sector as well as proffering relevant data that will facilitate decision making with respect to providing equitable access of services in urban and rural areas.
The key findings of this study revealed firstly, that historical antecedents played an important role in the establishment, evolution and re-organization of CSOs. What the study considered of noteworthy was the current status of the CSOs as it relate to their capacity needs particularly their form, organization, governance and management. These constitute important determinants of their sustainability and ability to deliver on objectives and goals, secondly, that the standards analytical capacity of CSOs are crucial to the ownership of policies and programmes. Ownership of civil institutions is a dynamic concept with social, political and economic implications and challenges.
Conduct of consultancy Services to carryout feasibility studies for the roll out of community health insurance scheme in the North Eastern Zone of Nigeria:
Under this project, UCCL was again commissioned by National health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to elicit to conduct a feasibility study to inform its development of community based health insurance programme in the north eastern part of Nigeria. The study presupposed that there is a high cost of health care that prevents many people from accessing much needed health care every day. It is an issue that requires immediate strategic attention. Hence, UCCL conducted this study to unravel the healthcare seeking habits, as well as gather information on how to reduce the burden of healthcare cost for the people.