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Impact of social protection interventions for basic healthcare provision

A policy brief written by PharmAccess, AIGHD, Amsterdam Institute for International Development (AIDD), Health Policy Plus and the African Population and Health Research Center presents the key findings from a two-year study comparing implementation and impact of two social protection interventions for basic healthcare provision.

The brief explores the impact of the Community Health Plan (TCHP) in Nandi County and the Kenyan National Free Maternity Services (FMS) and Free Primary Care (FPC) programs. By looking at the effect of the interventions on reaching the poor, quality of care, health service utilization, out of pocket expenditures and the association between social protection interventions and inclusive economic growth, conclusions can be made on how this impacts basic health care provision.

One of the main key findings was that, although there has been an improvement in many health aspects in Kenya, health inequalities have increased respectively in the study period (2008-2014). With implications and recommendations from the Ministry of Health, County Governments and the National Health Insurance Fund.

For more findings and to read the policy brief click here.

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