Kitui launches Universal Health Coverage programme

The Kitui-UHC will cover 85,000 households in this financial year.

In Summary

• Residents will be required to pay Sh 3,000 while the county government will top up another Sh 3,000 per family in a year.

• The event which was graced by National Health Insurance Fund CEO Peter Kamunyu and Governor Charity Ngilu was hailed as a game-changer in healthcare in the county.

Kitui governor is registered at the newly launched Kitui County Universal Health coverage program (Kitui Afya Care)
Kitui governor is registered at the newly launched Kitui County Universal Health coverage program (Kitui Afya Care)

Kitui County launched Universal Health Coverage (UHC) program in Mutomo, Kitui South on Friday.

Kitui governor Charity Ngilu arrives to receive medical equipment that were donated by CMMB organization during the event
Kitui governor Charity Ngilu arrives to receive medical equipment that were donated by CMMB organization during the event

The event which was graced by National Health Insurance Fund CEO Peter Kamunyu and Governor Charity Ngilu was hailed as a game-changer in healthcare in the county.

“The Kitui-UHC will cover 85,000 households in this financial year. The National Government through the initiative of His Excellency the President has covered another 31,000 beneficiaries, therefore bringing the total to 116,000 households,” Ngilu said.

Kamba group dancers entertain guests during the event
Kamba group dancers entertain guests during the event

Residents will be required to pay Sh 3,000 while the county government will top up another Sh 3,000 per family in a year.

She thanked stakeholders including NHIF, Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) and Catholic Mission Medical Board (CMMB) for helping the county in the supply of medicine and non-pharmaceutical items.

Catholic Mission Medical Board (CMMB) Project Manager Jesse Kihuha, Kitui Health Executive Winnie Kitetu, Governor Charity Ngilu and CMMB Country Director James Kisia when CMMB handed over non-pharmaceutical consignment containing PPEs and Maternal and Newborn Care Equipment
Catholic Mission Medical Board (CMMB) Project Manager Jesse Kihuha, Kitui Health Executive Winnie Kitetu, Governor Charity Ngilu and CMMB Country Director James Kisia when CMMB handed over non-pharmaceutical consignment containing PPEs and Maternal and Newborn Care Equipment
Residents are registered for the Universal Health Care Program
Residents are registered for the Universal Health Care Program
National Health Insurance Fund CEO Peter Kamunyu, Kitui governor Charity Ngilu, Kitui South MP Rechael Nyamai and CMMB Country director during the launch of Kitui Universal Health Coverage Program
National Health Insurance Fund CEO Peter Kamunyu, Kitui governor Charity Ngilu, Kitui South MP Rechael Nyamai and CMMB Country director during the launch of Kitui Universal Health Coverage Program

Ngilu said that 90 per cent of residents depend on public health facilities which place huge demand for the county government to allocate resources to meet this demand.

Residents during the launch of Kitui county universal health coverage
Residents during the launch of Kitui county universal health coverage