The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): Julius Korir, Thomas Maina, Annie Chen, Nicole Perales, and Arin Dutta
Primary Language: English
In order to expand and ensure widespread access to healthcare services and protect households from what are termed "catastrophic" health expenditures, Kenya needs alternative and sustainable healthcare financing mechanisms. The Health Policy Project supported the government of Kenya to analyze the long-term health delivery costs and health financing options available to the country. Employing a number of economic and health financing tools, the analysis, Healthcare Financing Options for Kenya: FY 2013/14–2029/30, revealed a need to increase domestic financing and improve the efficiency of the service delivery and social health insurance systems. Results from the analysis will be used to support the country’s move toward universal health coverage.