The NHIF is fast tracking registration and accreditation of faith based health facilities in preparation for the roll out of Universal Health Coverage.
The national medical insurance fund has written to CHAK requesting for mobilization of unaccredited health facilities in order to fast track the process.
Universal Health Coverage is one of the Big Four agendas for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Government. Faith based providers play a critical part in Kenya’s health sector, delivering about 40 per cent of services.
The Government has set a target of attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for all Kenyans by 2022. In line with this, NHIF has undertaken to increase access to equitable quality health care for all Kenyans by actively engaging faith-based and affiliated healthcare providers.
CHAK’s membership currently stands at 586 out of which 25 are hospitals, 57 health centres, 393 dispensaries, 67 churches and church organisations, 28 community based health programmes and 16 medical training colleges and universities, all affiliated to 50 protestant church denominations and located in 44 counties.
CHAK is appealing to all members who are not yet NHIF accredited to immediately commence the process.