Equity Afia clinics fall prey to sluggish NHIF accreditation of health clinics restraining service delivery

KENYA – The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) is yet to accredit a majority of Equity Afia clinics, highlighting the mismatch between expansion drive of health facilities and approval timelines. Equity Afia, the medical franchise of Equity Group Foundation (EGF), says only five of its 41 medical centers have received NHIF accreditation, making the rest inaccessible to patients seeking to pay bills using the national cover. “We continue to work with NHIF, but they had a period where they were not accrediting new facilities,” said Dr Joanne Korir, general manager…

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