The Health Policy Project has ended, but work continues under a new USAID five-year project, Health Policy Plus (HP+).
Author(s): Thomas Maina and Doris Kirigia
Primary Language: English
In 2013, the government of Kenya abolished all user fees in public dispensaries and health centers. In 2015, the Health Policy Project conducted a nationally representative study to examine how the removal of user fees affected health utilization; whether facilities were adhering to the policy; how health workers and clients perceived the policy; and whether quality of service before and after the policy’s implementation had changed. This evaluation report provides findings from the study and recommendations for the successful implementation of Kenya’s abolition of user fees policy.