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Provider-Based Capitation Payment (PBCP) System for UHC

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Best healthcare financing model remains a priority if nations are to achieve Universal Health Coverage within the stipulated timeframes; best in terms of affordability, accessibility and sustainability across the entire population. To attain UHC, one has to consider the macro-economic, socio-cultural and political context of each country so as to prioritise needs and intervention processes. Though there are some...

Proper Medical Records and Coding in Billing and Claims Processing

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The world is more and more becoming digitalized and manual records of most things are becoming obsolete, and healthcare has not been left behind in this change. With the drive and focus towards attaining UHC comes an increased amount of data to be gathered, to ensure that entire populations data in a country are captured in the systems for easy...

Awakening of the Global Health Resources for Greater Impact on Achieving UHC

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More than before, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people have realized that the world is a global village where all countries are connected in one way or another and what happens in one region has direct or indirect effect on the other whether positively or negatively. A virus, originating from one city, in one country, in one continent spread...

Impact of Vicinity of Health Facilities to Populations in Attaining UHC

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In Africa, most of the health facilities are concentrated in the urban and surrounding areas and generally leave out the rural areas. Unfortunately, too these areas are also left out when emergency rescue services set ups are considered. These two scenarios have had negative impact with increased mortality rates especially when there has been an emergency, whether of a...

Private Health Insurance and Universal Health Coverage

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The bottom-line of attaining UHC is to bring life-saving health care interventions and interceptions to those who need it most when needed, irrespective of their economic status. Private health insurers for the longest have offered health coverage for those who can afford it, obviously leaving out the poor or those, who on their own cannot afford to buy insurance. In...

Allocation of Scarce Resources Towards Attaining UHC in Developing Countries

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Availing affordable quality healthcare when required, to all the citizens is every government’s desire. Unfortunately, resources can be a limiting factor due to the competing needs of the country. Governments continue to seek ways of making UHC a reality, especially in finding the most credible financing mechanisms. Jayesh Saini says that using available data on search factors as disease...

Striking the Balance Between a Healthy Nation-Driven Approach and Economic-Driven Approach for Growth of Country

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There is an old, yet frequently used adage that says a healthy nation is a wealthy nation…and to most extent this is true. But isn’t it also true that a poor nation is an unhealthy nation? “This is a very interesting statement, if one thinks of it critically, was Jayesh Saini’s comment when asked on what he thinks should be...

Judge awards ex-EACC boss Sh10.2m for illegal sacking

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Economy Judge awards ex-EACC boss Sh10.2m for illegal sacking Tuesday August 03 2021 The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission offices in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP By JOSEPH WANGUIMore by this Author Summary Justice James Rika made the judgment following a finding that Ms Muthaura was not only subjected to a humiliating demotion before being fired but was also sacked without...

Bill bars auction of rent defaulters without court nod

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Economy Bill bars auction of rent defaulters without court nod Tuesday August 03 2021 By OTIATO GUGUYUMore by this Author Summary The government-backed Landlord and Tenant Bill of 2021 requires landlords to file a case at the Rent Tribunal and get ruling ahead of auction.This is a departure from the current Distress for Rent Act that empowers landlords to auction...

Munga secret Britam deal leaves Mauritius with Sh3.9bn loss

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Companies Munga secret Britam deal leaves Mauritius with Sh3.9bn loss Tuesday August 03 2021 Mr Peter Munga. FILE PHOTO | NMG By VICTOR JUMAMore by this Author Summary After buying the shares, Mr Munga would later sell them in two tranches at undisclosed prices that are expected to have earned him billions of shillings in capital gains.He first sold 104 million...