Only 10% of Kenyans are covered by contributory schemes and as such affordable healthcare poses a significant challenge for majority of Kenyans as they rely on donations from family and friends during medical emergencies. Further, quality healthcare remains a reserve of the rich as the working poor mostly frequent public health facilities that are often understaffed, under equipped or simply too far, out of reach.
Providing quality and affordable primary healthcare is increasingly being taken up by the private sector and social enterprises as the demand continues to outstrip the public sector development. The nature of work has also seen the uptake of door to door health services cutting off the cost and time associated with going to seek treatment.
Quality, affordable primary healthcare that effectively addresses health conditions at the onset and prevents morbidity and death arising from delayed health seeking behavior.