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One of the major worries for Kenyans in diaspora is the health and well-being of our loved ones in Kenya especially when it comes to accessing quality healthcare. In this section we provide important links for obtaining medical insurance and contacts for the major medical institutions providing healthcare service in Kenya. In addition, where it is necessary to get this care outside Kenya we have provided links to healthcare institutions in India and South Africa that provide specialized patient services to international patients.
Health Insurance Resources
New websites recently introduced are giving Kenyans the opportunity to compare and shop online for heath insurance plans from leading Kenya insurance companies.
InsureAfrika.com : One stop shop comparing insurance plans before purchasing.
Pesabazaar.com : One stop shop comparing insurance plans before purchasing.
Other health insurance-related resources include:
AMREF flying Doctors : Insurance products for medical evacuation services.
Modernmomhq.com : Contacts for the top 10 Major Insurance Companies in Kenya.
National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF): With recent streamlining of services and benefits.
Main Hospitals in Kenya
Myhealth.co.ke provides a list of top ten hospitals in Kenya and their contact information.
Hospitals in India and South Africa catering to International Patients
In some cases treatment outside Kenya is required. There are many hospitals in India and South Africa that cater to foreigners (commonly referred to as medical tourism). Many Kenyans tend to prefer India over South Africa because of the lower cost of treatment in India as compared to South Africa. With India’s popularity as a medical tourism destination, many hospitals have designed websites specifically tailored for international patients.
Apollo Hospitals Information Center in Kenya (Facebook)