vision for the future
about Boresha Maisha
CBHF Project, branded “Boresha Maisha”, is an innovative health financing project that empowers households and communities to access quality and affordable health care through a pre-payment micro health insurance scheme.
The project enables sustainable access to equitable, affordable and quality health care for the poor households / low income earners.
The project has been implemented across 6 Counties in Western Kenya over the last decade with support of Bread for the World, Germany
Health Inclusion for the informal sector
13.3 million people (83% of Kenya’s workforce) are in the informal sector. Out of these, 12 million people are not registered to the Kenya National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). This group is left with the burden of out-of-pocket expenditures for managing their health services.
Self Sustenance for Every Registered Member
CBHF empowers households to improve their economic and nutritional status thus enhancing food security. It furthermore reduces morbidity and mortality rates.
Our vision Of Livelihood.
The Livelihood component of CBHF empowers communities to upscale their living conditions in two ways
The Health Promotion component of CBHF targets communities and households to promote healthy communities through the following interventions
Testing of Non Communicable Diseases
Encouraging testing for non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cancers for the entire community.
Dealing with post-natal care
Promote uptake of 4th ANC, skilled delivery and post-natal care using Community Health Strategy and provision of baby-mother pack.
Training Adolescents on Sexual Health
Providing adolescents and the community with information on sexual reproductive health through health talks and life skills.
Financed by the Community, Managed by the Community
The CBHF principle is one of resource pooling and mutual aid. Communities pool their micro premiums to ensure everyone has a means of accessing treatment when they get sick.
Boresha Maisha Network manages the treatment component. The network has widened the accessibility to various health facilities within the 6 counties it operates in.
CBHF amplifies partnerships with Kenya National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) and County Governments to contribute to the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) program.