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County Government of Kisumu, Kenya, signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PharmAccess for funding of a county social health insurance scheme

The scheme will initially provide an NHIF cover to over 45,000 poor households in Kisumu County who were identified during the UHC pilot registration in 2018.

  • Sep 25, 2020

In the MoU, PharmAccess has partnered with the County Government to co-fund premiums for the identified poor households on a 50-50 basis for an initial period of 12 months.

The MoU signing was witnessed by the Cabinet Secretary for Devolution, Hon. Eugene Wamalwa.

The MoU will take effect on Thursday, 1st October 2020 and will be valid for one year.

NHIF will provide both inpatient and outpatient medical cover to the beneficiaries in the NHIF accredited hospitals within the county.

Kisumu’s County Governor, Prof. Peter Anyang Nyong’o says “ This MOU turns into reality a promise my government holds to the residents of Kisumu which is captured in my  Manifesto to Establish a universal health insurance, to cater for all categories of members across the county,making health care affordable and accessible to all.”

Isaiah Okoth, Country Director, Kenya at PharmAccess says, “We are particularly excited to see Kisumu County take the lead in providing inclusive, equitable and affordable healthcare to previously unreached groups, through increased deployment and utilization of digital technologies”.