KIDA Community Health Insurance plan(KCHIP) held their quarterly review meeting on 14th October 2015 and group leaders represented their groups. There are 12 groups that have enrolled in the Health plan with 290 families and 1500 membership.
Health Insurance is a pre-payment system based on the principle of mutual aid, such that the community works together to keep everyone healthy. Started in 2014, the program has since been under the mentorship of the health partners which is USAID organization that trains in Health insurance programs. It is proven that community health insurance programs work best with existing groups and many more people are being brought on Board through mobilization by group leaders and KCHIP coordinator.
The Health partners donated a poster, a noticeboard, stationery, metallic shelves, mama kits(package for expectant mothers) and an umbrella to use during registration and health education. The meeting was very interactive and lively which showed that the local community is beginning to appreciate the benefits of the community Health insurance plan.