Posted on :Friday , 5th January 2018
“Our aim is to expand the number and scope of services available to the population, expand coverage of existing services, focusing on hard to reach populations and the vulnerable populations and reducing financial risk associated with use of essential services,” he said.
National Hospital Insurance Fund Scheme.
“The Beyond Zero Campaign, which is an initiative by Her Excellency the First Lady, Mrs. Margaret Kenyatta, has also leveraged on the resources of non-state actors to raise funds for provision of comprehensive mobile clinics to each county. So far, all counties have received mobile clinics and plans are underway to establish a highly super-specialized comprehensive mother and child hospital in Nairobi,” he noted.
The clinics have been instrumental in reaching nomadic populations and hard to reach areas to provide them with much needed programmes such as vaccinations, HIV/TB testing, health education and nutrition.
He added that the Government intends to gradually increase budgetary allocation from 7% in 2017 to 10% in 2022 as well as create a conducive environment of investments in the health sector. Currently, the public health sector accounts for 55 percent of all health services.
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