Currently, about 40 million people in Uganda lack health insurance,they include the self-employed, those employed part time, the unemployed, and full-time workers whose employers do not offer any insurance. Among the uninsured are close to 10 million children most of whom come from rural needy families, any medical attention in Uganda requires money, several children are dying before age 5 because of lack of medical care.
Guardians/care takers from rural families in Uganda are battling with medical expenditure burden, most of these care takers are grand parents living with grand children. These guardians can not afford taking children for better health services, many children below 5 years die because of lack of better medical care. This Insurance should save families from having to spend a disproportionate share of their income on health services and from the fear of financial ruin.
The most vulnerable 300 needy children between 1 to 5 years will benefit from the comprehensive health insurance, this insurance will cover all medical expenses for 12 months. Benefits for children will include comprehensive care for acute illnesses, chronic illnesses, and handicapping conditions, as well as health supervision, with appropriate laboratory tests and immunizations in accordance with the schedule recommended by the Ministry of Health Uganda
This project is inline with Mountains of Hope vision which aims to see all children attain better health. Children will enjoy life in its fullness while enjoying better health services in the country.
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