EAST AFRICAN NEWS

Patients stranded in hospitals as NHIF systems collapse

September 2022 ;Patients at the Kenyatta National Hospital and other health facilities around Nairobi have for the last two days been stranded in hospital facilities following a major system outage in the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) systems. Health facilities have not been able to access payment services to NHIF …

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FDA flags diabetes drug with potential to cause cancer

August 2022 Dailynation ;A potential cancer-causing ingredient has been found in a common diabetes drug, but health authorities say halting its use is more life threatening than the drug component is to the patients. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted Merck & Co, the manufacturers of the drug whose …

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NHIF doubles surgical procedures, raises hospital refunds 12pc

July 2022 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has doubled the number of surgical procedures under its patient’s cover, expanded oncology benefits for cancer patients and increased the reimbursement rates for contracted health facilities by 12 percent. The State-backed insurer will from Friday pay for 549 surgical procedures up …

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Universal health coverage requires more than words

June 2022 Businessdaily ;As the country gears up to a general election, a key campaign pledge by the leading contenders for the presidency is for Kenya to attain universal health coverage (UHC). Both presidential candidates have stated their intention to achieve this feat by ensuring that every Kenyan is enrolled …

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