Reducing user fees for primary health care in Kenya: Policy on paper or policy in practice?

  title={Reducing user fees for primary health care in Kenya: Policy on paper or policy in practice?},
  author={Jane M Chuma and Janet Musimbi and Vincent Okungu and Catherine A. Goodman and Catherine S. Molyneux},
  journal={International Journal for Equity in Health},
  pages={15 - 15}
BACKGROUND Removing user fees in primary health care services is one of the most critical policy issues being considered in Africa. User fees were introduced in many African countries during the 1980s and their impacts are well documented. Concerns regarding the negative impacts of user fees have led to a recent shift in health financing debates in Africa. Kenya is one of the countries that have implemented a user fees reduction policy. Like in many other settings, the new policy was evaluated… CONTINUE READING

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