NHIF has reaffirmed that Linda Mama initiative is still operational.


Reports that the government-funded Linda Mama program had been canceled were refuted by the National Health Insurance Fund.

This comes following speculation that the Kenya Kwanza administration had scrapped the program.

However, in a statement released on Tuesday, NHIF informed critics that the fund is still operational and is still caring for the well-being of mothers as planned.

Since its beginning in 2017, NHIF reports that more than six million moms have benefited from the coverage.

The goal of Linda Mama, a government-funded program in Kenya, is to guarantee that all pregnant women and their babies have access to safe, effective, and inexpensive healthcare.

The Free Maternity Scheme was renamed Linda Mama when the Ministry of Health handed over responsibility for the program to the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF). To participate, expecting mothers must first register at a hospital or clinic.

Following the provision of prenatal, postnatal, or delivery care, the healthcare provider submits a claim form to the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) for reimbursement.

As part of its Free Maternity Scheme, the government eliminated costs for all public sector births in 2013 and scrapped all user fees from public primary care facilities.

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