Itekanele Health Scheme
Country of Operation
- Pro MHI AfricaNot-for-profit
SummaryItekanele Health Scheme is voluntary, community-based scheme.
Itekanele is a medical aid that is geared at providing affordable health cover for all, through partnerships with Health Professionals across Botswana.
Key program components
Itekanele Health Scheme is a medical aid for low-income earners and it covers all members of the society including the unemployed, pensioners and students. We believe that if attention is given to out of hospital patient care, by wellness programmes largely through lifestyle modification and primary preventive care, will drive health care costs down. The scheme employs a preventative rather than curative approach to health cover.
For an affordable monthly premium, members will have access to Medical Professionals anytime of the day at a preferred clinic by the scheme. The scheme works with a wide network of private practitioners, hospitals and government structures for quality service provision.
Individuals enrolled in the Itekanele Health Scheme received "predefined health services" (as of 2008).
Approximately 25,000 enrolled as of 2008 and 100 health professionals networked.