Kiwoko Hospital Community-Based Health Insurance
Country of Operation
- Church of Uganda Kiwoko HospitalNot-for-profit
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
SummaryKiwoko Hospital Community-based Health Insurance scheme allows an insured member to benefit immediately from the health insurance after paying an annual premium of Ush.3600 (USD $1.43). The different group of beneficiaries decide the contents of their benefits package.
To offer the local rural population an affordable insurance scheme covering a comprehensive range of quality health care services provided at Kiwoko Hospital
Key program components
Kiwoko Hospital Community-based Health Insurance offers the local rural population an affordable insurance scheme covering a comprehensive package of quality health care services provided at Kiwoko Hospital, a non-profit missionary hospital. The special feature of this scheme is that it is the beneficiaries who decide the content of their benefits package that include out-patient care, hospital treatment, midwife services, reproductive health care, and medical evacuations. The annual premium for enrollment in the scheme is Ush. 3600 (USD $1.43).
All hospital costs linked to complicated deliveries such as medically assisted deliveries, the use of forceps, and cesarean sections, are covered under the insurance. Following strong demand from female members, some member groups have now also decided to cover normal deliveries provided that the woman subscribes to the scheme for three consecutive years.
Kiwoko Hospital Community Based Health Insurance scheme was launched by CIDR in 1999 to offer the local rural population an affordable insurance scheme covering a comprehensive range of quality health care services provided at Kiwoko Hospital, a non-profit missionary hospital. A preproject study revealed that the local population preferred missionary hospitals because they provide quality health care, better reception facilities for patients, and a better stock of medicines.