National Hospital Insurance Fund
In 1966, National Hospital Insurance Fund was established as a division of the Ministry of Health. It was established to bring development to the Healthcare system of Kenya’s population and reconstruct the healthcare system. The fund provides insurance to Kenya’s people to treat chronic illnesses. The NHIF also helps patients to seek treatment from abroad using the card.
This coverage is complete in most government-contracted, non-profit, and low-cost private healthcare facilities. Recently, NHIF announced that as part of its brand-new “Chronic Disease Fund,” it will cover up to Sh5 million of any member’s medical expenses for care received outside the nation. Only people with disorders that cannot be treated locally will be eligible for this benefit.