Chronic illness benefits

A chronic condition is a persistent or otherwise long-lasting illness that may be longer than three months or lifelong. SAMWUMED covers the diagnosis, treatment and care of 26 chronic conditions (PMBs), and five (5) additional chronic (Non-PMB).

Option A

Option B


This Programme is aimed at helping our Members and their dependents who suffer from chronic illnesses to receive their Chronic Medication un-interrupted.

Members and dependents under the Programme have access to a list of pre-approved medicines, referred to as a basket. They are also allowed to change or add new medicine based on the prescription

Registering on the Chronic Medicine Management (CMM) Programme

To be able to access this benefit, Members and their dependents have to register on the Programme.

Register Telephonically: Call CMM between 08:30am and 4pm on 0860 33 33 87 and select the chronic option.

Twenty-Six (26) Chronic Medical Conditions

Twenty-Six (26) Chronic Medical Conditions

Addison’s disease (progressive anaemia)Crohn’s disease (swelling of the intestines)
Asthma (attacks of spasm & difficulty in breathing)Diabetes insipidus
Bronchiectasis (chronic lung disease)Diabetes mellitus types 1 & 2
Cardiac failure (Heart disease)Dysrhythmias  (irregular heartbeat)
Cardiomyopathy (heart disease)Epilepsy (convulsions).
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (lung disease)Glaucoma (gradual loss of sight).
Chronic renal disease (kidney disease)Haemophilia (severe bleeding)
Coronary artery disease (heart disease)HIV/Aids
Hyperlipidaemia (too much  fats in the blood or cholesterol)Parkinson’s disease (body shakes)
Hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure)Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation in the joints )
Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)Schizophrenia (mental disorder)
Multiple sclerosis (chronic central nervous system disease. It affects the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves)Systemic lupus erythematosus (A chronic inflammatory condition)
Bipolar Mood Disorder (mental disorder)Depression
Eczema (a medical condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed with blisters which cause itching and bleeding).Gout (intense joint pain)
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)Menopause (the end of menstruation in women aged between 45 and 50)

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