This presentation was delivered by Julie Zollman at the private sector dialogue on achieving universal health coverage sponsored by the Kenya Healthcare Federation and the Private Sector Innovation Program for Health. The presentation emphasizes key points from FSD Kenya’s Struggling to thrive report describing the healthcare financing challenges facing Kenyan families.
This research brief summarizes findings from 3 published papers looking at how M-PESA has affected the lives of Kenyans. It explores how reductions in transaction costs through M-PESA has enabled Kenyans to be more resilient in coping with the consequences of unexpected income shocks. These findings are based on the 2008-2014 M-PESA household panel survey conducted […]
A major gap in the ability of formal financial services to deliver value for low-income families is a general lack of information and understanding of their preferences, behaviours and needs. To address this gap, FSD Kenya in partnership with BFA and Digital Divide Data undertook a Financial Diaries study between 2012 and 2013. The Kenya Financial Diaries tracked […]
Pathfinder launched mHMtaani or “Mobile health for our communities” to promote healthier communities by using mobile technology to monitor and track the health of pregnant mothers. Pathfinder’s mHealth program equips over 250 community health workers with a decision support tool housed on its CommCare Platform to provider services for maternal health and orphans and vulnerable […]
Penda Health runs full service medical clinics. It allows for out-of-pocket payments through M-Pesa. It also offers Penda Family Cover which is an optional membership scheme that covers all Penda Health services for a year at a cost of US $35. Penda Health’s business model is based on serving a large number of low-income patients […]
The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) of Kenya is a social health insurance fund that provides inpatient cover at hospitals nationwide. NHIF membership is open to all Kenyan adults and dependents who have a monthly income of more than Ksh 100. Formal sector employees’ contributions are paid to the Fund by their employers through traditional […]
MamaKiba (meaning “MotherSavings”) is a mobile pre-payment service that allows Jacaranda clients to safely prepay towards delivery costs to encourage a culture of saving and reduces the financial burden of delivery. Visiting Jacaranda, a mother will first create an electronic health record which will give her the option to open a Mamakiba account. This installs […]
The Freedom from Fistula Foundation was established in 2008 to provide free fistula treatment. This includes referral and treatment in Nairobi, as well as at fistula camps. Freedom from fistula (FFF) works with several of Kenya’s largest tertiary hospitals to delivery free fistula treatment. Through its work, FFF identified that transport costs present a financial […]