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  • Health Insurance

    A way to finance and manage healthcare based on risk pooling. It pools the health risks of the people on the one hand and the contributions of individuals, households, enterprises, and the government on the other.

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  • Social Security

    Provisions for the economic security and social welfare of workers and their dependants, especially in the case of income losses due to unemployment, work injury, maternity, sickness, old age, and death.

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  • Social Protection

    A set of initiatives that provide social assistance to extremely poor individuals, social services to groups who need special care, social security and health insurance.

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  • Social Assistance.

    The aim of social assistance is minimum income protection (a "safety net") for particularly poor and excluded people. Social assistance is mainly given on the basis of need and is often subject to means-testing.

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Social Assistance

The aim of social assistance is minimum income protection (a "safety net") for particularly poor and excluded people. Social assistance is mainly given on the basis of need and is often subject to means-testing.

Social Security

The aim of social security is to maintain the income of individuals by providing them with earnings-related benefits derived from contributions 

Health Insurance

Finance and manage healthcare based on risk pooling. It pools the health risks of the people on the one hand and the contributions of individuals, households, enterprises

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The Urban Food Subsidy (UFS) was launched in Mombasa in March 2012 as a pilot programme.

At the moment, the programme covers- Mvita, Likoni, Changamwe and Kisauni.

It is currently, benefiting 10,200 poor families who receive KShs 2,000 each per month, paid every two months.

A total of Kenya Shillings 198 million was allocated (from Japanese counterpart fund) for implementation of the programme during the financial year (2011/2012).

The government plans to expand the project to cover more poor and vulnerable urban and rural households in Kisumu and Nairobi.

Objectives

  • To help the poor urban households meet their basic food needs
  • To set up a system for Social Protection in the urban context

Eligibility

  • Beneficiary/Households considered extremely poor (e.g. those who use less than 1dollar per,
  • Those with no capacity to perform casual employment e.g. frail elderly, disabled and child headed households).
  • Households whose members have no potential to work for reasons of disability, being a child or very old.
  • Beneficiary/Household must not be enrolled in any other Cash Transfer programme
  • A member of the household must not be receiving any pension and/or regular income
  • A member of the household must not be enrolled in any other cash transfer programme.

Amount Paid

KES 2,000 per house hold per month delivered every two months through the Postal Corporation of Kenya.

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Contacts

National Social Protection Secretariat
ACK Parking Silo,
Opp. NSSF Building 9th Flr
Phone: 2723011, 0772092971, 0735564408
P.O. Box 16936-00100 GPO, NAIROBI
E-mail: info@socialprotection.or.ke

Our Location

ACK Parking Silo, Opp. NSSF Building 9th Flr

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