The County Government of Kisumu, Kenya, has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) for funding and provision of social health insurance cover to poor households in Kisumu County.
The envisioned scheme will cover 45,000 households in Kisumu County, identified during the UHC pilot registration in 2018. Universal health coverage (UHC) is championed as part of the President’s big four agenda.
The scheme seeks to compliment healthcare provision as envisaged under the presidential UHC program which will ensure that there is sustainability and quality in provision of healthcare services.
In the MoU, The County Government of Kisumu has proposed to sponsor the identified poor households to be enrolled as members of the NHIF. The County Government shall provide the funds for the insurance cover, supported by PharmAccess.
NHIF will provide medical cover for visits as well as overnight hospitalization to the beneficiaries in the NHIF accredited hospitals.
PharmAccess will work with NHIF to provide a fully digital scheme management solution to ensure transparency in scheme utilization, claims and reimbursements as well as to provide technical support in financing and quality.