Health

MEDICAL BILL COVERAGE FOR POLICE OFFICERS

The Government says it has set aside Sh200 million to offset hospital bills for police officers who exhaust their annual National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) cover limits. Speaking when he appeared before the National Assembly Public Accounts Committee, Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho said the funds will be released once NHIF submits the list of …

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MARGARET KENYATTA CHILDREN HOSPITAL LAUNCHED

In fulfillment of one of the Big Four Agendas, Health Mama Margaret Kenyatta Children Hospital has been opened. Speaking while officiating over the opening of the hospital in Kariobangi East, Korogocho, President Uhuru Kenyatta has said that the recently launched Level 6 Mama Margaret Kenyatta Children Hospital will have a direct social impact on the …

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KEMSA WELCOMES UHC NATIONAL SCALE-UP TO INCREASE SUPPLY OF ESSENTIAL MEDICINES

The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) leadership has welcomed the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) national scale-up efforts to all 47 counties and confirmed its organizational readiness to support the rollout of affordable healthcare. Following the success of the UHC pilot project in 2018, President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Monday, launched the national UHC Scale-Up, an essential …

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PRIVATE HOSPITALS TO CONTINUE OFFERING SERVICES TO NHIF PATIENTS AFTER PACT WITH MOH

Private hospitals will continue offering services to National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) card holders following a deal reached with the Ministry of health.  According to the Fund’s board chairman Lewis Nguyai, this follows consultations that extended the contracts’ deadline to March 31. Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe stated that after this, new contracts which will …

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KENYA CROSSES 8 MILLION MARK IN COVID – 19 VACCINATIONS

Kenya has crossed the 8 million mark in the COVID-19 vaccination exercise, targeting to vaccinate over 10 million people by the end of this month. Kenya’s Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe said that by December 12, more than 8.1 million people had been vaccinated, among them 3,251,688 who are fully vaccinated. “Doing so voluntarily is …

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WORLD AIDS DAY- CREATING AWARENESS ON HIV SELF-TEST

As the world celebrates World Aids Day, Kenyatta University and OraQuick HIV Self- Test have partnered to host an HIV Self-Test awareness camp. The awareness camp is part of the University’s initiatives to drive the HIV prevention agenda with 42% of new adult infections being among the youth. National AIDS and STIs Control Programme’s (NASCOP) …

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