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:

  1. Service Delivery,
  2. Health Workforce,
  3. Information,
  4. Supply Chain,
  5. Health Financing
  6. Governance.

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.

New SRH Innovation Competition for Young Entrepeneurs

On 13th June 2016 –UNFPA in partnership with Nailab, a local business incubator, have launched a new innovation competition, dubbed iAccelerator.

The iAccelerator has as goal to contribute to harnessing the potential of Kenya’s young people through promoting entrepreneurism and driving innovations for scaling up access to youth-friendly Sexual Reproductive Health (SRH) information and services.

Young entrepreneurs have the chance to submit their solutions and business ideas and stand a chance to win free enrollment in the iAccelerator program. The deadline for applications is 26 July 2016.

All applications will be carefully screened and vetted and on 4th August 2016 the ten (10) most promising entrepreneurs / solutions will be invited to pitch their innovations to an expert panel of judges.

The panel will select 4 winners to join the iAccelerator program. The 4 will receive 2 months of business training, mentoring and support in fine-tuning their innovation. And 2 more months of support in going to the market for which additional training and mentoring is lined-up in addition to Ksh 1,000,000 seed-funding to invest in their go-to-market strategy. Seed-funding will be availed based on achievement of pre-agreed milestones. The program is expected to run from August – November 2016.

The iAccelerator has been launched as part of the I.AM campaign which calls on young people to realize their desire to talk about, discuss, learn and understand their sexuality and sexual reproductive health by engaging with the right sources of information in a safe and un-stigmatized environment.

This exciting new initiative is part of a regional programme of UNFPA East and Southern Africa (ESA) Regional Office funded by UKAID.  In Kenya it has been developed under the leadership and with strong support of the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) and the Ministry of Health in order to align it with national priorities and let it contribute to the realization of Vision 2030.

For more information see: www.i-am.co.ke

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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
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