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Full transition from NHIF to SHA to start on July 1

Mass registration of Kenyans for Social Health Insurance Fund (SHIF) will commence on June 21.

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The full transition from the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) to the Social Health Authority (SHA) is scheduled to start on July 1, 2024.

To facilitate the transition, the Ministry of Health will spearhead a mass registration drive across all 47 counties, beginning June 21.

In a despatch following a cabinet meeting held on Tuesday, the government urged all Kenyans to participate exercise, which aims to include Kenya among the nations with universal health coverage.

“Kenyans can register by phone, at all public hospitals, and through the 100,000 Community Health Promoters across the country.”

The new health fund will see the country fully transition from the current NHIF system, with every Kenyan required to contribute 2.75 percent of their income to the fund.

Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha stated that the government will consider the economic circumstances of unemployed or self-employed Kenyans to determine their contributions to the fund.

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