The right to health is the entitlement to access health services. This right is integral to all other human rights. To realize this right, Kenya has put in place laws, policies, practices, procedures, and schemes to recognise this right, and the National Hospital Insurance Fund came to be.
The fundamental question is, has the scheme facilitated the realisation of affordable and accessible, quality health care and progressive realisation towards UHC?
This joint report by Amnesty International Kenya and People Health Movement aims to evaluate the accomplishments, challenges, and missed opportunities of the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) as the state corporation responsible for realizing affordable healthcare for the entire population and propose alternative measures to strengthen NHIF as a reliable health safety net for millions of people living in poverty and facing marginalization.