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dc.contributor.authorMuiya, Bernard Munyao
dc.contributor.authorKamau, Anne
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-13T09:08:44Z
dc.date.available2015-02-13T09:08:44Z
dc.date.issued2013-11
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Education and Research Vol. 1 No.11 November 2013en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/12224
dc.descriptionJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper is a review of approaches used by selected governments towards achieving universal health coverage for their citizenry. Data for this paper was generated from a review of existing literature. It particularly examines available opportunities and challenges faced by the Kenyan government towards enrolling informal sector workers to health insurance. The informal sector does not readily ensure guarantee to financial accessibility to health care by a majority workers. Most informal sector workers are highly vulnerable to economic shocks that result from catastrophic outof- pocket health expenditure. Though health insurance for informal sector workers increases their access to the services they need and improves financial risk protection, their uptake of health insurance is low. The review has established that several countries (German, Singapore, Taiwan, Ghana, and Tanzania) have enrolled informal sector workers to health insurance schemes, an approach that can be replicated in Kenyaen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjecthealth financingen_US
dc.subjectinformal sectoren_US
dc.subjecthealth insuranceen_US
dc.subjectUniversal health coverageen_US
dc.titleUniversal health care in Kenya: Opportunities and challenges for the informal sector workersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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