Browsing: Kenya’s hospitals

  • In Kenya, one in four shillings spent on health is from personal funds
  • Out-of-pocket spending prevents many from seeking medical care in Kenya
  • Only one in five Kenyans have some form of medical insurance meaning close to 40 million Kenyans are exposed

Not a day goes by in Kenya without an appeal for funds as people seek medical treatment for their loved ones.

In an economy and health system that has proven to be discriminatory against the poor, falling sick is dreaded due to the uncertainty of receiving medical assistance and the medical bills people are slapped with, usually.

In Kenya, one in four shillings spent on health is from personal funds. This figure is probably higher.

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In a country that is largely without medical cover for the masses, out-of-pocket spending prevents many from seeking medical care since it becomes …