Policy levers and priority-setting in universal health coverage (UHC): a qualitative analysis of healthcare financing agenda setting in Kenya

In light of the centrality of  UHC  in driving current health policy in Kenya, this paper examines the value interests that influence agenda setting in the country’s health financing space. Given the plurality of Kenya’s health policy levers, the authors aimed to examine how the perspectives of stakeholders involved in policy decision-making and implementation shape discussions on health financing within the UHC framework. The results show that the perceived lack of strategic leadership from Kenya’s national government has contributed to diverse stakeholder interpretation of what is to be understood by UHC, its contextual values and priorities.


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Tessa Oraro-Lawrence
Kaspar Wyss