Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF) has grown in the years that have passed, bringing together various healthcare organizations to network, lean and reason together as one voice. This was evident in the Exclusive Cocktail event organized by KHF on the 15th of September 2015 where KHF members turned out in numbers to celebrate and mark a new beginning in its leadership.
The event which was attended by distinguished healthcare professionals and Leaders of the private health sector was celebrated at KHF office basement at Rosami court.
The event which majorly aimed at thanksgiving to the outgoing board and ushering in the new KHF board of directors also highlighted the success KHF has undergone for the past 10 hears. The vibrant KHF board which was elected in the 7th AGM held on 27th August 2015, were all present to share their approach towards new governance in order to make a difference.
Speaking at the event, Dr. Amit N. Thakker, the new elected Chairman of KHF pointed out the changing trends in Healthcare demand in Kenya and the willingness of the growing Kenya middle class to pay for better treatment, saying it has opened doors to the private sector to play a new role in providing better healthcare.
“Though the leadership of the new Board, which comprises of brilliant minds in our sector and its inclusive membership, KHF will forge ahead with its main activities around Advocacy, Regulations, Public Private Partnerships, Quality and Standards, Networking & Trade opportunities and Health Project Partnerships” he clarified.
KHF being the Health Sector Board for Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), the presence of the chairman of KEPSA Mr. Dennis Awori was highly felt in his speech which sited the honor KEPSA have to have incubated KHF in its early stages. He also congratulated KHF members and Leadership for the success.
“At KEPSA, which is the voice of the private sector, we have institutionalized multiple advocacy channels which include PRT, SRT, and COG” he said.
“KHF will continue to take advantage of these so as to continuously engage with the government to promote the pro- growth policies for the sector. I am aware that the Health MSF is very active and I urge you to keep up this momentum as dialogue remains the pivot on building partnerships and solutions.”
The cocktail which went in to the night welcomed varieties of fashion and elegance from the wide range of healthcare ball as members tossed to the success.