Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF) a private sector membership-based f organization and serves as the health sector board of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA). Founded in 2004, the Federation has a membership of 75+ organizations that that can be divided in corporate members, professional and institutional associations all active in the Kenyan health sector. The membership of KHF come from all the 6 building blocks of health systems as specified by the WHO:
- Service Delivery,
- Health Workforce,
- Supply Chain,
- Health Financing
The goal of KHF is to have an enabling environment that supports quality affordable healthcare for all Kenyans. The Federation will achieve this by championing Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) for better healthcare by networking, engaging, representing;, and through win – win negotiations. The national Government of Kenya (GoK), County Governments, Faith Based Organization (FBO) networks, Development partners and NGOs in health are all key partners of KHF in trying to achieve its goals.
Kenyan Healthcare Sector
Opportunities for the Dutch Life Sciences & Health Sector
This report was commissioned by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN) in Nairobi, Kenya. It is produced by Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF) and Task Force Health Care (TFHC) and sets out a high level analysis of the healthcare sector in Kenya, business opportunities for organisations active within the Dutch Life Sciences & Health sector, and recommendations for the EKN on how to increase the involvement of the Netherlands in the Kenyan Healthcare sector.
Kenya is one of the 6 countries of the East Africa Community (EAC) and is widely regarded as the business hub for East Africa. The economy is growing, the workforce is strong and capable, the population young and educated, and English being one of the national languages (besides Kiswahili). Together with the economy, Kenya’s middle class (44.9% of total population) and the demand for quality healthcare is on the rise.
Kenya has an estimated population of 46 million with an average population growth of 1 million per year, with a median age of 19 years and a high (although declining) fertility rate of 4.4 children per woman. The country is experiencing a population flow from the rural areas to the city centres and currently about 25% of all Kenyans live in an urban setting.
Kenya’s burden of disease has historically been mostly focused on communicable diseases. However, recent research shows a large and fast increase in the prevalence of non-communicable diseases such as cancers and cardiovascular diseases. This is mainly attributed to life style changes of Kenyans.
In 2010, Kenya adopted a new constitution which created a devolved government which established 47 counties which are governed by their own governments and have a relatively high degree of autonomy when it comes to budget allocations – including for healthcare.
EAHF 2016 Conference
The 5th annual East Africa Healthcare Federation (EAHF) conference will be hosted by the Uganda Healthcare Federation (UHF) at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala, Uganda from 6th-8th June, 2016.
With the theme “The role of the private sector in attaining the sustainable development goals”, the conference will challenge the private sector, government, civic and development partners to examine their strategies, investments and partnerships that will determine the region’s success in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This conference will discuss lessons on the journey towards the MDGs, and stakeholders will share on issues of:
- Health services availability, accessibility and quality
- Healthcare financing and universal health coverage
- Public private partnerships
- ICT, mhealth and innovation
- Standards and regulation
- Human resources talent development and retention