Exploring the fiscal space of the health sector in Kenya
Exploring the fiscal space of the Healthsector in Kenya
The Government of Kenya (GoK) targets to have achieved Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC) by 2022 as part of the ‘Big Four’ development agenda and in line with Kenya’s Vision 2030. The targets are in terms of financial protection, health services utilisation, Kenya became a signatory to the Abuja Declaration, pledging to allocate at least 15% of its annual budget to improve healthcare in Kenya. The trend in Kenya’s budget allocation for healthcare in the last five financial years is as illustrated below.
While the country’s health budget allocation has been increasing, achievement of the 15% target set by the Abuja Declaration which is bound to accelerate Kenya’s journey towards UHC still requires a significant amount of funds.
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