Universal Health Coverage among Counties in Kenya. There was a significant decline in the numbers of patients seen, comparing the non-strike and strike periods; beta (ß) coefficient - 649 (95% CI -950, - 347) p < 0.0001. Differences in mortality were assessed using t-tests and multiple linear regression adjusting for facility, numbers of patients utilizing the hospital and department. In lieu of these, various recommendations have been suggested. Research permits were obtained from the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) agency of Kenya. Moreover, the identified institutions such as NHIF are wallowing in challenges that hinder their effective delivery. UHC is also a matter of global security. 0 Building Health: Kenya’s Move to Universal Health Coverage. h�l��+�Q��s�)Y��%�b��! Providers reported low public‐sector wages were a primary driver of informal fee solicitation coupled with collusion among senior staff. One dark night, James Kimeu Mulei had a nasty encounter. Since the study was conducted in Kenya, it is recommended that similar studies be This study aims to review the challenges facing UHC in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Tanzania, and to suggest program or policy changes that might bolster UHC. The case of Kenya is one example for multiple institutional trajectories within a country: Whereas cash transfer reforms follow a pattern of cumulative incremental change, social health protection reforms reflect patterns of non-cumulative change including blocked reforms and reform reversals. Kenya is a country in East Africa with a population of about 48 million people and a life expectancy of 64 years for men and 69 years for women. In terms of secondary data, a review of, nsitution and the Draft Health Bill, 2015. Kenya Health Policy Framework. Evidence from LMICs has found user fees to be a barrier to health care utilization (Lagarde & Palmer, 2008). Ksh 9.2 billion for Moi Teaching and Referral Ho… For instance, following the dwindling, articulated. The Kenyan Constitution states that every Kenyan has a right to quality and affordable health care, and recognizes the role of the government in removing barriers to access. Between 2015 and August 2019, a total of 419 (8.3%) health facilities (Consisting of 350 health centers and 69 District Council Hospitals) were either renovated or constructed and equipped to offer safe surgery services. Kenya's health sector has seen an increase in such industrial action. Data was collected from existing policy reports, the Services Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA) tool (physical status), the Health Facility Registry (HFR), implementation reports on infrastructure development from the 26 regions and 185 district councils across the country (covering assessment of physical infrastructure, waste management systems and inventories for ambulances) and Comprehensive Emergence Obstetric Care (CEMONC) signal functions assessment tool. Monthly mortality data was abstracted from four public hospitals, Kenyatta National Referral Hospital, AIC Kijabe Hospital, Mbagathi Hospital and Siaya Hospital between December 2016 and March 2018. While shifts more costs to employers and indi-this was not the federal government's first viduals while attempting to hold provid-foray into health policy, the Commission's ers responsible for adding to the price es-vision was an important catalyst shaping calation. Since 2002, Chile's health care system has been undergoing a transformation based on the principles of health as a human right, equity, solidarity, efficiency, and social participation. Tanzania has been investing in infrastructure development to offer essential safe surgery close to communities at affordable costs while ensuring better outcomes. This study assessed the patterns and predictors of private and public health care utilization in an urban informal settlement in Kenya. approach that can be replicated in Kenya. Financial protection of household against the consequences of the health care expenditures is one of the most important functions of health care systems. Government Printers, Nairobi. The World Health Organization (WHO) is building a better future for people everywhere. Background: Government Printers, Nairobi. This means that The World Health Report, Human resources for health in Chile: the reform's pending challenge. More than half of participants reported that solicitation of informal fees is common practice in health care facilities. 1.World health - trends. Is the legal and policy framework aligned to define an appropriate architecture of universal health coverage? Methods: This is a cluster randomised controlled trial (RCT) study that uses a four-pronged approach –including year-long weekly financial and health diaries interviews, baseline and endline surveys, a qualitative study and behavioral lab-in-the-field experiments–in Kakemega County, Kenya. On the 10th anniversary of the constitution, we describe However, there is still time to undo the shortcomings, in large part because the reform's implementation phase only recently has begun. • The Universal Health Coverage index for Kenya was 52% in 2014. The objective of this study is to examine nuanced health care provider perspectives on informal fee payments solicited from reproductive health patients in Kenya. Kenya National eHealth Strategy 3 Foreword The development of the E-Health Strategy comes at an important time when the health sector is implementing far reaching reforms to achieve universal coverage. Below are allocations for health sector; 1. In total, 240 households from 24 villages in Kakamega will be followed to capture their health, health knowledge, health-seeking behavior, health expenditures and enrolment in health insurance over time. Three hundred and sixty-four members from 300 households sought care for an illness in the 12 months preceding the study. Infrastructure development and upgrading to support safe surgical services in primary health care facilities is an important step in the journey towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). To date, few studies have assessed how Brazil’s universal healthcare system’s (SUS, Sistema Único de Saúde) systemic, infrastructural, and geographical challenges affect individuals’ abilities to access organ transplantation services and receive quality treatment. Methods Clients and providers would benefit from education on what is included in the SHI package. Interviews were coded and analyzed using an iterative thematic approach. (1994). Kenya has recently adopted universal health coverage (UHC) as one of the ‗big four‘ priority agenda. Conclusion: 277 0 obj <>stream Prior allegations of corruption and financial sustainability of the initiative were key concerns. Universal health coverage (UHC) - World Health Organization In this article, we argue that new platforms should be created that gather all stakeholders who hold pieces of relevant knowledge for successful policies. Kenya prioritizes Universal Health Coverage – MINISTRY OF … The Com-can afford to absorb the spiralling costs. Quality health service provision together with equitable geographic access and service delivery are important components that constitute UHC. The national hospital insurance fund’s (NHIF) mandate by the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Kenya to implement universal health coverage (UHC) generated controversy among stakeholders. The Constitution. SummaryWe suggest that Brazil needs to improve its health outcome measurement system for organ transplantations and epidemiological surveillance, to gain more comprehensive and comparable data. The large number of individ-spending since 1980.1 These, Background: Report for Kenya 3 World Health Organization, 2010 Some of these are, as well as a brief of the health situation and health, lth coverage. Households were selected using simple random sampling and data obtained for all household members who reported having sought care for an illness in the 12 months preceding the study. This is because it embodies three, protection from poverty for hundreds of millions of people, ent, well-run health system; two, a system for, towards universal health coverage. However, there are glaring inconsistencies and incoherence in the legal, policy, and institutional design to realize the dream of universal health coverage. The findings will inform stakeholders to formulate better strategies to ensure access to UHC in general, and for a highly vulnerable segment of the population in particular, including low-income mothers and their children. Trial registration history: Registered with Protocol Registration and Results System (Protocol ID: AfricanPHRC; Trial ID: NCT04068571: AEARCTR-0006089; Date: 29 August 2019) and The American Economic Association's registry for randomised controlled trials (Trial ID: AEARCTR-0006089; Date: 26 June 2020). Infant mortality on the other hand, same period were 204 per 1,000 live births, 93, 134 and 77 respectively curr, quality of health workers at facilities. By having a broader understand-essarily be spent on health care as elderly ing of the challenges we are facing, even individuals generally require more care incremental change can be effective. Kenya Health Policy Framework. A random half of the households live in villages assigned to the treatment group where i-PUSH will be implemented after the baseline, while the other half of the households live in control village where i-PUSH will not be implemented until after the endline. The study attempts to delineate an integrated model of health supply chain enablers and their role in improving overall well-being. 1 CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the study Universal Health Care (UHC) is a system in which everyone in a society can get the We, therefore, conclude that this health policy in this urban resource-poor setting could be a viable solution to reach the neglected urban households in the Kenyan slums. Key findings include commitment towards UHC; minimal solidarity in health care financing; cases of dysfunctionalilty of health care system; minimal opportunities for continuous medical training; quality concerns in terms of stock-outs of drugs and other medical supplies, dilapidated health infrastructure and inadequqte number of health workers. Research Article Kenya National Hospital Insurance Fund Reforms: Implications and Lessons for Universal Health Coverage Edwine Barasa *,1,2, Khama Rogo3, Njeri Mwaura 3, and Jane Chuma3 1Health Economics Research Unit, KEMRI–Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Nairobi, Kenya 2Centre for Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK Of these 115 health facilities, only 20 (17.4%) were offering the CEMONC services with all 9 - signal functions and only 17.4% had facilities that are offering safe blood transfusion services. The end goal is to enhance the capacity of sex workers to actively participate in the UHC implementation process and benefit from it, accordingly. Universal Health Coverage In Kenya Ministry of Health IEA-Kenya Forum, 28th March 2019 . Government Printers. We found that these regional differences are partially due to logistical challenges, especially in loosely populated areas but are also a consequence of disparities in resource allocations within SUS and under-capacitated health care facilities affecting transplantation services. Although many sub‐Saharan African countries have made efforts to provide universal health coverage (UHC) for their citizens, several of these initiatives have achieved little success. Im, Meessen, B., Kouanda, S., Musango, L. et al. Nurses and Clinical Officer strikes' did not significantly impact mortality. Also, implementing improvement methodologies and international standards has created a strong culture that promotes excellence, ... On June 1st 2013, government abolished user fees in all public dispensaries, health centers and all maternal health care including deliveries in all hospitals, compounding their over-utilization. %PDF-1.5 %���� Introduction 2. In response, in the past 5 years it has been experimenting with a range of approaches to removing user fees. However, facilities have also been, Whereas these initiatives are lauded for their po, facilities with reports indicating incidences of political, facilities lacking necessary resources (h, facilities. Methods: Kenya has recently adopted universal health coverage (UHC) as one of the ‗big four‘ priority agenda. Health care utilization patterns by explanatory variables were described using proportions and multinomial logistic regression used to identify the predictors of private or public health care use. To provide quality health services required for universal health coverage, health facilities should be structured to meet health care needs and equipped with utilities such as electricity, water and skilled health workforce and also to construct or renovate primary health facilities that are able to offer quality services, ... Near the time of data collection, Kenyan doctors and nurses were on strike to protest low wages, salary delays, and unequitable distribution of promotion and training opportunities ("Kenya's nurses strike takes its toll on health-care system" 2017; Makana 2016). The system for reimbursing facilities is operating without undue delay and there is satisfaction with the flexibility of use of resources which it allows and the additional incentives for staff. Members who reported an acute infection were more likely to use private facilities (aOR 3.07; 95% CI 1.52 – 6.18). Universal health coverage is a construct shaped profoundly by processes of sensemaking, naming and storytelling around health financing reform in Kenya. Results However, the more 11 percent of the Gross National Product global question remains of how to ensure *Coopers & Lybrand, Washington, D.C. 20036. being discharged from hospitals in Hamedan, were selected for study by using a stratified random sampling method. The of the underinsured and uninsured pop-United States spends more on health care ulation should cause us to address the than any other industrialized country. About 33% (1673) of all health facilities had piped water and 5.1% had landline telecommunication system. Conclusions A, This situation is likely to be worse given the recent exodu, urban areas as opposed to rural areas. -This booklet is an easy tool that is designed to sensitize and create awareness about Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Kenya. The framework is applied to the Kenyan case. Figure 1: Universal Health Coverage Cube • 6 out of 10 Kenyans did not have access to essential healthcare services in 2014. Join ResearchGate to find the people and research you need to help your work. In@W8, affeat concern of the federal and state over $2,000 per capita was spent on health governments, employers, providers and care, a 100 percent increase in per capita individuals. mission further declared that "the Amer-Providers have become more savvy about ican people desire and deserve compre-maximizing their reimbursements from hensive health service of the highest the various payers, employers have be-quality and in our dynamic expanding come more sophisticated consumers while economy the means can be found to pro-requiring employees to share more of the vide it"; the Commission stated that "the cost burden, and federal and state gov-same high quality of health services should emments have enacted legislation that be available to all people equally." This was partily attributed to enhanced, d equity issues. Study methods included structured forms to retrieve financial and activity data from national, district and facility records (comparing 10 months before implementation with 10 months after). Nous avons récemment adopté une stratégie de communauté de pratique dans la région. DiscussionIn this article we evaluated the existing literature to examine the impact that SUS has had on an increasingly, Introduction (GNP). well-trained, motivated health workers (WHO, 2010. reform initiatives and how these relate to universal hea, relevant literature on key policy initiativ, such as the draft Kenya National Health Sector Strate, statergic plans, aperational plans, among others), the C, was also collected from relevant commissioned, now estimated at 62 years (Male- 60 years and female 65 years)(PRB, 2015). If these issues are not addressed acco, Practitioners, Pharmacist and Dentists (KMPP&D) and, as a positive towards enhancing access to quality care esp, initiative lacked technical and necessary, initiative is necessary otherwise this may instead undermine th, of health facilities which however led to cases of conges, facilities. Likewise, in an attempt to design sustainable health supply chains, Kenya has unified the distribution of donor-funded medicines (Serem 2014). ;Q"�x�h�L^�K{�XH�[H��)�)�Y�BC�LĔ�����ge��w���i�@�,�fil���)�,�6i��&�\yC�c�)1&zI}0��u���� �X�t�xa�d���uy���{��)����؅[�g��Op�wH�T��x��/�d����L,�&Is�f���v�'�O�kC� � 0 ���ƣ\�JJ�6Hk��8��HQ��0D�!�a�r�4�?�� � �A+���;����x���G(�H �;��3��^1��J� Ksh 47.8 billion to activities and programmes geared towards universal health coverage 2. This study aimed to understand the public sector's efforts to improve the infrastructure of primary health facilities between 2005 and 2019. healthy Kenya. These have partially contributed to increased, ven this scenario, although NHIF is seen as a way of, ecially doctors from public health facilities, as well as, Kenya National Union of Nurses KNUN) have voiced, erns range from scheme of service, discrepanc, un health system is a key ingredient towards UHC as, re services in public health facilities. Conclusion: Among these include promotion of solidarty in health care financing that are reliable and economical in collecting; political will to enhance commitment towards devolution of health care, engagement of various stakeholders at both county and national government in fast tracking the enactment of Health Act; investment in health infrastructure and training of human resources; revamping NHIF into a full-fledged social health insurance scheme, and enhancing capacity of NHIF human resources, enhanced awareness amongst members, enhanced benefit package among other recommendations. figures have uals without health insurance coverage is a very real effect on our everyday lives-also of great concern. universal health coverage by the National Hospital Insurance Fund in Kenya Rahab Mbau1*, Evelyn Kabia1, Ayako Honda2, Kara Hanson3 and Edwine Barasa1,4 Abstract Background: Kenya has prioritized the attainment of universal hea lth coverage (UHC) through the expansion of health insurance coverage by the National Hospital Insurance Fun d (NHIF). Ksh 2.9 billion for Doctors/Clinical Officers/Nurses internship programme 4. Providers should be monitored and held accountable for charging clients inappropriately; in Ghana this should be accompanied by reforms to make government financing for SHI sustainable. UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE (UHC) What does UHC mean? Nepal faces the challenge of high levels of poverty, difficult access to health facilities and poor, though improving, health indicators. Declines in facility-based mortality during strike months was noted when compared to a non-striking facility, where mortality increased. Communities of practice: The missing link for knowledge management on implementation issues in low-income countries? Additionally, patients may be unaware that they are being asked to pay more than the official cost of services. UHC Overall Design 4. For a country that all goods and services produced in this takes pride in providing its citizens with country cost more because of the cost of basic services, the extent to which many health care. Almost half (47%) of the respondents sought care from private facilities while about 33% and 20% used public and other facilities, respectively. Abstract The national hospital insurance fund’s (NHIF) mandate by the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Kenya to implement universal health coverage (UHC) generated controversy among stakeholders. 270 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<3770272F7967C74B9FE1138A591257DB><49D43A366D6AC543B2C941A5EEDED025>]/Index[146 132]/Info 145 0 R/Length 312/Prev 436167/Root 147 0 R/Size 278/Type/XRef/W[1 2 1]>>stream It will be challenging to build on the gains of the past few years and sustain them, at the same time as merging the separate free care funding streams. The specific objective was to were to investigate the effect of technology on implementation of Universal Health Coverage among Counties in Kenya. New & Innovative Initiatives. UHC is a potential goal in the post-2015 development agenda. The goal is that by 2022, all persons in Kenya will be able to use the essential services they need for their health and wellbeing through a single Kenya Health Bill 2015. Judicious investment in the health infrastructure and staffing may decrease congestion and improve quality of care with attendant mortality decline. Methods: The different enablers are grouped into four broad categories namely (i) people and processes, (ii) systems and data, (iii) investments, and (iv) policies. This study argues that the absence of a clearly defined legislative, policy, and institutional framework has contributed to the failure to realize the dream of universal health coverage in Kenya. A chieving universal health coverage will be my top priority, because I believe it is the best overall investment in health we can make. f Kenya National Commission on Human Rights, Nairobi, Kenya. GoK. 12 December 2018. The study applies the doctrinal research methodology to identify and examine whether the laws, policies, and institutions critical to universal health coverage can support its realization in Kenya. Social protection reforms involve comprehensive processes of long-term institutional change. continuing education, scheduled accreditation, and the introduction of career development incentives, it has not considered management options tailored to the new setting, a human resources strategy that has the consensus of key players and sector policy, or a process for understanding the needs of health care staff and professionals. Government Printers, Nairobi. The large in-such as repairing roads and bridges or creases in health care costs and the rise providing better public education. Pour élaborer notre cas, nous capitalisons sur notre expérience dans notre domaine de pratique: le financement des soins de santé en Afrique subsaharienne. In this cross-sectional study, 772 families of patients, who were. As the population ages lems, and what is a range of possible so-and lives longer, more dollars will nec-lutions. With unprecedented mobility of people, products, and food, the myriad of disease-causing microorganisms are also increasingly mobile. 4.Health services accessibility. 8 Healthy systems for universal health coverage - a joint vision for healthy lives. © 2008-2020 ResearchGate GmbH. 7 of 2012 on Universal Health Care. Kenya has made tremendous progress in addressing pressing health priorities through the provisions of the Kenya Constitution 2010, Vision 2030 and the Big Four (4) Agenda. Under this backdrop, the current study helps in identifying the key enablers for the health supply chains which when present will contribute towards strengthening the health coverage and improving overall well-being. The failure of the market and government to provide quality healthcare services have been the motivation to set up social health enterprise. than the young. It was nested within the Nairobi Urban Health and Demographic Surveillance System. Universal Health Care (UHC) is a programme set out to help communities in our society to be eligible to receive health services without undergoing any financial hardships. Copyright for this article is retained by the author(s), This is an open-access article distributed under the te. Money spent on health care individuals are uninsured or underin-cannot be spent on other needed services sured is unacceptable. Universal Health Coverage among Counties in Kenya. Although many sub‐Saharan African countries have made efforts to provide universal health coverage (UHC) for their citizens, several of these initiatives have achieved little success. The main concerns relate to wider systemic issues-in particular, understaffing in some key posts and areas, and dwindling general revenues for the facilities, especially through loss of wider user fee revenues. The model is further investigated with Kenya as a case study to understand the impact of the enablers on quality of life and improved well-being. We conducted in‐depth semistructured interviews in 2015–2016 among a sample of 20 public and private‐sector Kenyan health care workers. Under capitation, accredited providers receive a lump sum payment from the NHIF on a regular basis that is based on the number of clients registered to their facility, regardless of whether or not each client seeks service. This cross-sectional study used data from the Lown scholars study conducted between June and July 2018. Kenya Demographic Health Survey. (Submitted: 31 May 2019 – Revised version received: 1 June 2020 – Accepted: 21 July 2020 – Published online: 3 September 2020) Legal and institutional foundations for universal health coverage, Kenya • 4 out 10 Kenyans were at risk of getting into financial hardship or poverty because of out of pocket healthcare payments in 2014. Gok. The implementation of policies remains a huge challenge in many low-income countries. Clients also noted that the coverage gave them access to a wider variety of providers, but rarely sought out SHI-accredited providers specifically. Globally there is limited data that has examined mortality related to such strikes in countries where emergency services were preserved. While evidence suggests that SHI is a promising strategy for achieving UHC, low-income countries often struggle to implement and sustain SHI systems. All Kenyans receive the health services they need without suffering financial hardship. Being embedded within comparative institutional analysis the paper aims at providing a systematic framework for defining and explaining variations in reform dynamics highlighting the role of uncertainty. The study interrogates the following three interrelated issues: Is the ‗big four‘ agenda anchored on a policy framework that will realize the dream of universal health coverage? L’implémentation des politiques reste un énorme défi dans les pays à faibles revenus. The potential of social protection to contribute to inclusive growth has been increasingly recognized throughout the last two decades. endstream endobj startxref More in general, we consider these platforms as the way forward for knowledge management of implementation issues. (1999). Results: h�b```b``~��d. It is hoped that Universal Health Coverage will go a long way in building the social pillar in Kenya’s Vision 2030 since, over the next 5 to 10 years, the majority of poor Kenyans will have access to quality and affordable health care as the government rolls out its … This paper seeks to understand why reforms aiming at extending social protection coverage to the poor might differ across different pillars of social protection within the same country. we begin to focus on these problems, it is The demographics of the country are important to understand why the prob-changing, making it more important to lems exist, what are the forces in the begin solving the problems inherent in our economy that will exacerbate these prob-health care system. Methods: Universal Health Coverage. Results: The world health report: health systems financing: the path to universal coverage. 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