The National Hospital Insurance Fund(NHIF) is the body governed by providing health insurance in Kenya. Also, it has a directive to enable all Kenyans to access quality and affordable health care services.
NHIF also provide maternity and reproductive Health Cover for pregnant women.The maternity cover is fondly known as the “Linda Mama” Cover.
The health scheme certainly, ensures pregnant women and infants have access to quality and affordable health services. The overall aim of the Linda Mama Initiative by the Kenyan government is, “Achieve Universal cases to maternal and child health services and contribute toward’s the country’s progress towards UHC(Universal Health Care).
When president Ruto took the leadership, there have been claims that the head of state scrap off the Linda Mama Program. According to the latest report, The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has maintained that the Linda Mama programme initiated by former President Uhuru Kenyatta had not been scrapped by his successor William Ruto.
NHIF assured that all mothers would benefit from the programme in all the selected hospitals across the country.
"We wish to assure the public that the cover is active as mothers continue to benefit massively.
So far, over 6 million mothers have benefited from the cover since its inception In 2017," read the statement in part.
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