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.

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    The Star, 28 September 2012

    MEDICAL Services minister Anyang' Nyong'o yesterday launched the new National Hospital Insurance Fund board. The 13-member board, which replaces the caretaker one that was… Read more »

  • Kenya:   Cotu, FKE Oppose New NHIF Rates

    The Star, 29 September 2012

    THE federation of Kenyan employees and Cotu have renewed their fight against the new National Hospital Insurance Fund rates. The two organisations said yesterday that they will not… Read more »

  • Kenya:   Karua Pays Bills for Detained Pumwani Patients

    The Star, 1 October 2012

    Presidential aspirant Martha Karua yesterday paid Sh 250,000 for patients who had been detained over bills at the Pumwani Maternity Hospital. Read more »


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