Kitanga Health Insurance Scheme
Country of Operation
- Kabale Parish councilNot-for-profit
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
SummaryKitanga Health Insurance Scheme is a health insurance program that educates people on health related matters by visiting the "Ngozi" (burial) groups in their localities in order to help them understand the usefulness of the scheme and health insurance at large.
This scheme aims to increase the number of members being insured as well as creating easy access to medical care.
Key program components
Kitanga Health Insurance offers services such as health education, preventive care, antenatal care, immunization, delivery and curative care. The monthly premium of Ug.shs 300(US$ 0.125) is collected by the chairpersons of the Ngozi groups. In addition, there are co-payments of Ug.shs 300(US$ 0.125) for in patients and Ug.shs 1000 (US$ O.42) for outpatients, mainly for administration purposes and treatment recovery, so as to top up premiums.
The health office of Kabale occasionally pays for the insurance of workers to cover deficits on treatment as well as some operating expenses. Members over 5 years of age pay Ug.shs 1000 (US$ O.42) for outpatient care services while a child aged 5 and below when admitted pays co- payment of Ug.shs 300(US$ 0.125). The US$ O.42 is paid by the insurance scheme, and members aged 5 and above pay Ug.shs 3000 (US$ 1.25) for in patient care.
Scale: Approximately 4200 people