Kenya student: How health insurance saved my life Oct 11, 2016

Kenya student: How health insurance saved my life

BBC Africa

Eighteen-year-old high school student Edger Mulili says he would not be alive today if his father had not contributed $5 (£4) a month to a government health insurance scheme in Kenya.

Mr Mulili has cancer of the oesophagus. He is currently undergoing a five-week chemotherapy and radiotherapy course at Nairobi Hospital, one of the country's leading private health facilities, located in the capital. In recent weeks, Kenya's decades' old National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has begun offering private treatment to policyholders suffering from chronic conditions. Read more.