Addressing health systems inequities through health care financing: Potential and feasibility of health insurance mechanisms in Kenya
Achieving equity is a major goal of health systems worldwide. The overall aim of this study is to identify the major equity challenges facing the Kenyan health system and to explore how different health insurance designs can address existing inequities. It involves conducting financing and benefit incidence analysis using nationally representative data and case studies. Policy analysis to asses stakeholder' attitudes towards different health insurance design options will be conducted to understand the political acceptability of health insurance mechanisms in Kenya. The information gathered from this study will form the basis for considering alternative approaches to health insurance in Kenya and for monitoring progress towards an equitable Kenyan health system.