Pregnant schoolgirls in Kenya won’t get free medical cover

NAIROBI-  National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) chief executive Geoffrey Mwangi has warned that girls who become pregnant in school will not benefit from medical cover.

According to the Daily Nation the NHIF said the free medical cover for students did not factor in early pregnancies.

Mwangi said, “If any of the secondary schoolgirls get pregnant they will not be covered by the NHIF. Those who want to be assisted may opt to look for other sources of funding or register with the ‘Linda Mama’ initiative.”

The programme Linda Mama is an expanded free maternal care for expectant mothers.

Teen pregnancy in Kenya is a continuing problem, as many teenage girls drop out of school due pregnancy.

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