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KENYA: NHIF signs heart treatment deal with private hospitals

July 2017 BusinessDaily; Kenyans with heart ailments can now get specialised treatment in 11 major hospitals with help from the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). The treatments, including basic heart procedures like unblocking clogged blood vessels for proper blood flow (angioplasty), surgery for pacemakers and valves as well as diagnostic …

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KENYA:Number of NHIF members hits 6.5m

June 2017 Dailynation; Principal contributors to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) have hit 6.5 million mark on the back of the campaign that recruited new members from the informal sector. The scheme, which is open to any Kenyan over the age of 18 years with a monthly income of …

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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: Report lays bare Kenya’s frail health sector

May 2017 DailyNation; Kenya only has only 2,089 specialist doctors, a new national survey of the country’s hospital staff has revealed. In 2015, there were 5,660 medical doctors, with 387 of them specialising in gynaecology. Experts in general surgery stood at 338 while internal medicine experts were 296. NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES …

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KENYA: KNH in talks to help local kidney patients

April 2017 DailyNation; Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and the state health insurer are in talks to raise kidney transplant benefits above Sh500,000 to recover additional treatment costs. The referral hospital talks with the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) comes as the cost of the transplants remains unchanged for nearly seven …

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