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President William Ruto Launches BodaBoda Care, Signaling Major Progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya -  , 2023 - Joined by Key Stakeholders, President William Ruto launched the BodaBoda Care at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC). This groundbreaking initiative, attended by CS Health Nakhumicha S. Wafula, Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen, Ministry of Health Principal Secretaries Mary Muthoni Muriuki and Kimtai Harry, and Nairobi County Governor Johnson Sakaja, signifies a significant leap forward in Kenya's pursuit of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).
BodaBoda Care, a comprehensive program, offers a one-year free health cover specifically tailored for the boda boda sector, recognizing their indispensable role in bridging the transportation gap. By providing crucial insurance coverage to this sector, the government demonstrates its unwavering commitment to expanding insurance coverage and ensuring access to quality healthcare for all Kenyans.
During the  launch the CS emphasized the implementation of strategic interventions that accelerate the realization of UHC. With the aim of making healthcare more accessible and affordable, these interventions will contribute to addressing existing disparities and leaving no one behind in the journey towards achieving UHC.
Universal Health Coverage, an integral part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Kenya's Vision 2030, strives to provide essential health services to individuals and communities without causing financial hardship. The launch of BodaBoda Care underscores the government's dedication to upholding this vision and ensuring the highest attainable standards of health for all citizens.