Handing over ceremony for Mwika Msae Health Center
Health Center will participate in Health Insurance Fund program for the KNCU members.
Mwika Msae Health Center has held a hand-over ceremony on 17th August 2011. The public health center was selected as a provider to serve the members of the Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union (KNCU) of Mwika West and Mwika Kinyamvuo. The clinic has been selected as one of the five service providers in the Health Insurance Fund (HIF) program. Mwika Msae Health Center was selected based on preferences of the members of the Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union (KNCU), identified by a study conducted by TNS Research International, and a medical due diligence conducted by PharmAccess, the implementing partner of HIF.
The ceremony was held at the health facility to mark the completion of the first phase of infrastructure improvements and to officially unveil them to the district health authorities. The opportunity was used to invite other local leaders and members of the community to witness the ceremony as well as see the improvements done. Also present were representatives of PharmAccess, MicroEnsure, MEMS and Envirocare (the local HIF partners) and the staff of Mwika Msae. The ceremony was broadcasted on national Tanzanian television.
KNCU is Africa’s oldest coffee cooperative with quality as a primary focus. In November of this year HIF will launch a Health Plan for the KNCU members and their families. The KNCU Health Plan offers services to its members through a network of healthcare providers. Upon becoming a part of that network, the healthcare providers undergo several initiatives to improve the services they offer to the community.
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