Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF) holds its 9th AGM in an Exclusive Lunch Event at Pride Inn Hotel on 22nd June 2017
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. Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF) is the health sector board of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA). KHF works with commercial healthcare institutions, professional associations and non-state healthcare firms to promote strategic public-private partnerships towards achieving national access to quality healthcare and is dedicated to engaging the government and all relevant stakeholders in achieving quality healthcare by maximizing the contribution of the private sector.
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. Pharm Access 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 of 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 in the KHF Activity report 2017 that captures 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.
During the AGM, Smart Applications Limited and PS Kenya both KHF members were the two lucky winners of return tickets (anywhere in the world) of the raffle draw courtesy of Qatar Airways who also supported the AGM. 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.
KHF is wishing you a healthy month ahead as we look forward to more updates in the month of May 2017 with KHF Newsletter, “Your everyday peek behind the health scenes at KHF, with exclusive sustainability news resources, tips and more”