Cabinet Secretary for Health Nakhumicha S. Wafula officially inaugurated the Transition Committee for the Social Health Authority. The committee was appointed via a gazette notice on January 26, 2024.
According to the CS, the new transition committee will be tasked with facilitating seamless transition from the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) to the newly established Social Health Authority.
The committee will be chaired by Kap-Kirwok R. Jason, the team include Dr. Daniel Mwai, Dr. Kipruto Chermusoi Chesang, Dr. Jacinta N. Wasike, Gladys Wambui Mburu, Stephen Kaboro Mbugua, Dr. Elizabeth N. Wangia, Christopher Leparan Tialal, Dr. Jacob Otachi Orina, and Dr. Stanley Bii.
Also in attendance during the event were members of the Social Health Authority Board, led by Chairman Timothy Olweny and acting CEO Elijah Wachira.
The inauguration marks a significant milestone in the implementation of the Social Health Act of 2023, which necessitates all NHIF members to register afresh with the Social Health Authority under the Social Health Insurance Fund.