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Health Equity and Financial Protection in Kenya

ABUSE ACCESS TO HEALTH SERVICES ACUTE RESPIRATORY INFECTION AGED AILMENTS ANGINA ANGINA PECTORIS ANTENATAL CARE ARI ARTHRITIS ASTHMA BASIC HEALTH BCG BIRTH ATTENDANT BIRTHS BLOOD TESTS BREAST BREAST CANCER CATASTROPHIC EXPENDITURE CERVICAL CANCER CHILD HEALTH CHILDHOOD CHILDHOOD ILLNESS CLINICS CONDOM CONDOMS CONTRACEPTION COST OF CARE COUGHING COUNSELING DEATHS DELIVERY SYSTEM DEPRESSION DIABETES DIARRHEA DISPENSARIES DOCTOR DOCTORS EXERCISES FEVER FINANCIAL CONSEQUENCES FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS FINANCIAL IMPACT FINANCIAL PROTECTION FINANCING HEALTH CARE HEALTH BEHAVIOR HEALTH CARE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY HEALTH CARE EXPENDITURES HEALTH CARE FINANCING HEALTH CARE PROVIDER HEALTH CARE UTILIZATION HEALTH CARE WORKERS HEALTH CENTERS HEALTH ECONOMICS HEALTH EQUITY HEALTH EXPENDITURE HEALTH EXPENDITURES HEALTH FACILITIES HEALTH FINANCING HEALTH FINANCING SYSTEM HEALTH INDICATORS HEALTH INFORMATION HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEM HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM HEALTH INTERVENTIONS HEALTH MANAGEMENT HEALTH ORGANIZATION HEALTH OUTCOME INDICATORS HEALTH OUTCOMES HEALTH PROVIDERS HEALTH SECTOR HEALTH SERVICE HEALTH SERVICES HEALTH SPENDING HEALTH SPENDING INCREASES HEALTH STATUS HEALTH SURVEILLANCE HEALTH SURVEYS HEALTH SYSTEM HEALTH SYSTEMS HEALTH WORKERS HEALTH WORKFORCE HIV HIV POSITIVE HIV TESTING HOSPITAL BEDS HOSPITAL CARE HOSPITAL SERVICES HOSPITALS HOUSEHOLD EXPENDITURE ILLNESS IMMUNIZATION INCIDENCE ANALYSIS INCOME INCOME COUNTRIES INCOME GROUPS INDEXES INEQUALITIES IN HEALTH CARE INFANT MORTALITY INFANT MORTALITY RATE INFANT MORTALITY RATES INJURY INPATIENT CARE INSURANCE COMPANIES INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS LIVING STANDARDS MALARIA MAMMOGRAM MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH MEASLES MEDICAL CARE MEDICAL SERVICES MEDICAL SUPPLIES MEDICAL TREATMENT MENTAL MENTAL HEALTH MIDWIFE MORTALITY MOSQUITO NET MOTHERS NATIONAL HEALTH NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE FUND NURSE NURSES NUTRITION OBESITY ORAL REHYDRATION ORAL REHYDRATION SALTS OUTPATIENT CARE OUTPATIENT SERVICES PAP SMEAR PATIENT PATIENTS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PHYSICIANS POCKET PAYMENTS POISONING POLIO PREGNANT WOMEN PREVALENCE PRIMARY CARE PRIVATE INSURANCE PRIVATE SECTOR PUBLIC HEALTH PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAMS PUBLIC HEALTH PROVIDERS PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES PUBLIC HOSPITALS RISK FACTORS SCREENING SEXUAL INTERCOURSE SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS SMOKING SOCIAL INSURANCE SOCIAL SECURITY SPECIALISTS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SYMPTOMS TB TOBACCO PRODUCTS TUBERCULOSIS UNDER-FIVE MORTALITY VIOLENCE WORKERS
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Washington, DC
Africa | Kenya
2017-06-13T15:16:44Z | 2017-06-13T15:16:44Z | 2012-05-21

The health equity and financial protection reports are short country-specific volumes that provide a picture of equity and financial protection in the health sectors of low-and middle-income countries. Topics covered include: inequalities in health outcomes, health behavior and health care utilization; benefit incidence analysis; financial protection; and the progressivity of health care financing. Kenya's government is committed to improving equity and financial protection in health by implementing the Second National Health Sector Strategic Plan (NHSSP II). Kenya spends 4.3 per cent (2009) of its gross domestic product (GDP) on health. This is lower than the average spending levels in other lower income countries in Africa, which spent an average of 6.5 per cent (2009) of their GDP on health. The functions of the health system in Kenya have historically been centralized through top-down decision-making and resource allocations. However, in the past decade Kenya has committed to decentralization of certain core functions to the district level. These include managing the health management system, making resource allocation decisions, and delivering health services. The central government maintains control over the majority of the key functions of the health system including staffing, contracting, and maintaining the national health information system. Kenya has a form of social insurance through the 40 year-old National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). Employees in the formal sector are compulsorily insured and must make monthly contributions from their wages.

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