Overview of new health reforms launched in Kenya in 2023

In October 2023, Kenya witnessed an unprecedented political moment and a sign of commitment towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC), when President William Ruto signed into law a series of bills aimed at strengthening the legal basis for health financing and health service provision through strong primary health care systems.

These include:

  • The Primary Health Care Act, 2023
  • The Social Health Insurance Act, 2023
  • The Facility Improvement Financing Act, 2023
  • The Digital Health Act, 2023

These laws are aimed at reducing disparities in health outcomes and promoting a healthier society by ensuring that all citizens have access to essential health care services in an equitable manner, regardless of their socioeconomic status, gender, ethnicity, or geographical location.

This brief provides a summary of the key provisions of these laws, shining a light on commitments by government to improving health policy and financing environment to deliver health for all.

Publication date: May 2024

Brief overview of new health bills launched in Kenya

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