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KENYA:NHIF settles Sh200 million bill for heart surgeries

June 2017 Dailynation; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has spent Sh200 million on heart surgeries since October, highlighting the growing cases of lifestyle diseases among Kenyans. The State-owned health insurer set aside half a billion shillings for cardiac surgery with members of the fund enjoying a benefit of up to …

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KENYA: State insurer pays out Sh1bn for C-section deliveries

April 2017 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund’s (NHIF) payouts for Caesarean-section operations have for the first time crossed the Sh1 billion mark in a year, highlighting the cost burden of the procedure to insurers. Official records show that 24,492 mothers opted for C-section — a surgical operation to help deliver …

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SOUTH AFRICA: NHI Fund to be established

February 2017 fin24; Treasury plans to prioritise finalising the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill and it will establish an NHI Fund. This is according to the National Budget which was delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in Parliament on Wednesday. “We are committed to achieving universal health coverage, in line …

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