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.
KHF 9th AGM held at Pride Inn Hotel, Westland
More than 100 KHF members, KHF Development Partners, legal partners and auditors gathered at Pride Inn Hotel on the 22nd June 2017 for the KHF 9th Annual General Meeting. The AGM was graced by healthcare sessions and presentations from KHF Members, Partners and Supporter Organizations. Mr. Michael Macharia, Founder & CEO Seven Seas Technologies who spoke on “Transformation of the health sector in Kenya” described Kenya as the hotbed of innovation urging healthcare stakeholders to consider opportunities in Medical Equipment Service and disruptive healthcare technologies. PharmAccess Foundation Ms. Millicent Olulo shared with members in a presentation how M-TIBA is today connecting patients, payers and providers to better Healthcare in the country
Kenya Healthcare Federation has now partnered with Nation Media Group (NMG) towards a healthier nation through publication of healthcare articles. This was evident at the AGM when both parties cut a cake as witnessed by Members and Partners to mark the beginning of this partnership. Mr. David Aduda from NMG shared a presentation to the Private Health Sector, highlighting the aim of the partnership as to create a link between the private health institutions and the target audience by providing relevant information on various health services and facilities available as well as work with health professionals to enrich content through interviews or soliciting their expert opinion on topical health issues. A section in the Nation Newspaper “Healthy Nation” has been allocated to KHF through its membership for publication of write-ups on topical issues, expert opinions and tips for stories to be published every Tuesday.
The Chairman of KHF Dr Amit Thakker on behalf of the Board of directors reported on a successful year which has been highlighted by new partnerships and diversification. KHF has in the recent past worked with the Healthcare agencies, NGOs, FBOs and Ministry of Health to address quality, affordable and accessible healthcare, in a bid to transform the sector for enhanced efficiency and sustainability. In his report, Dr Thakker highlighted KHF activities and achievements the board has been focusing on in the past one year. This included Advocacy, Regional and Networking, Membership, KHF Committees and Projects.
KHF members expressed their satisfaction at the positive progress made and the promising times ahead. KHF recognize the unprecedented blend of skills and experience within its membership to take it forward and is looking forward to working with all its members. Healthcare in Kenya is one of the most essential human requirements, and its disbursement should be addressed with the requisite sensitivity to prevent loss of life and decrease in human capital.
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands considers Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF) a key partner in strengthening economic relations between Netherlands and Kenya. The embassy’s Trade and Investment section partnered with KHF in 2016 in carrying out a study on the business opportunities in the health sector in Kenya which later resulted in a joint facilitation of a successful trade mission to Kenya by Dutch organizations in the Life Sciences and Health sector in April,2017.
Thank you KHF!