Grim figures paint a hollow picture of Kenya’s healthcare

According to the World Health Organisation, Universal Health Coverage means that all individuals and communities receive the health services they need without suffering financial hardship. GRAPHIC | LISA WAMUGUNDA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

The financial burden of paying directly for health services is one of the big hurdles standing in the way of Kenya achieving universal healthcare. The other two major contributing factors are low allocation to health in the national Budget and lack of access to quality treatment.

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