The Social Health Insurance Fund (SHIF), a major initiative intended to change Kenya’s healthcare system, is set to launch on March 1, 2024.
Speaking today at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Kwanza Constituency, Trans Nzoia County, during a prayer service graced by Deputy President H.E. Rigathi Gachagua, EGH, Health CS Nakhumicha emphasized the adoption of progressive policies meant to support the country’s health system.
“Every Kenyan should have access to comprehensive health coverage through the SHIF initiative, which is a cornerstone of President William Ruto’s Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA),” stated Nakhumicha.
Vulnerable populations will receive a wide range of advantages under this strategy, such as screening, kidney transplants, dialysis, necessary drugs, and needed medical equipment.
The Commissioner stated that her Ministry is prepared to begin the registration procedure the next month after obtaining permission for the relevant regulations.
Reaching this milestone will be essential to realizing Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and changing the paradigm of healthcare to emphasize preventative and promotive measures.
In addition to expanding the network from basic community facilities to advanced medical centers, CS Nakhumicha reaffirmed the government’s commitment to decentralizing healthcare services. On behalf of the Kenyan Ministry of Health, distributed by APO Group.