Kenya has made a commitment on universal health coverage and the Government has expressed its commitment to introduce reforms in NHIF to expand medical insurance coverage with out-patient package, cover for non-communicable diseases and specialized services. Government has an ambitious plan of increasing the citizens enrolment into NHIF.
Sustainability of health facilities in the provision of health services remains a major challenge among health care providers in Kenya. Faith based health facilities depend to a large extent on out-of-pocket payment for services by users which is unreliable due to high poverty levels in most rural communities. There is need to diversify sources of funding and technical support. CHAK is engaged in efforts to scale up resource mobilization through partnerships, linkages and business development.
Our strategies include:
- Development of proposals and dissemination of information regarding potential partners/donors
- Support accreditation of MHUs to NHIF health care packages and information sharing on Universal Health Coverage financing opportunities
- Sensitize MHUs on alternative resource mobilization opportunities
- Empower MHUs through Health systems strengthening and capacity building
- Establishment of networks for linkages and collaboration with potential partners
- Facilitate MHUs engagement with County Governments for inclusion in planning and resource allocation particularly commodities and health workers secondment