New Healthcare Scheme Targets Kenya's Poor

The government has announced plans to gradually roll out the Indigent Fund, a new healthcare plan that targets nine million Kenyans who live below the poverty line.

Many mothers in Nairobi's slums opt to give birth at home because they can't afford the hospital and transport fees, according to nurse and midwife Alice Githae. Those that come to clinic often don't stay more than 24 hours, she says.