Since its conception in 2004, Kenya Healthcare Federation’s (KHF) membership has steadily, bringing together a diverse group of private healthcare organizations to network, learn and reason together as a unified voice. This became evident in an exclusive lunch meeting at the Boma Inn Hotel in Eldoret organized by KHF and Eldoret Hospital on the 4th of March 2016. KHF members present in the Eldoret area and KHF potential members from the region participated in the meeting to welcome the KHF team and to mark the beginning in KHF’s county engagement.
KHF was represented by Dr. Sam Agutu, KHF Director Mrs. Puja Tank, KHF Administrator.
The meeting’s main aim was to introduce KHF to Uasin Gishu County, as well as getting in touch with KHF members in the county and to highlight the major healthcare issues affecting private organizations at the county level.
Dr. Sam Agutu presented the meeting with more information about KHF, KHF’s current membership and the different membership categories, membership benefits and set out the main recent achievements of the Federation. He also pointed out the role of the county chapters and the process of formulating the chapters.
In the county, healthcare demand trends are changing and there is an increased willingness of the growing Kenyan population at county level to pay for better treatment, which has opened doors to the private health sector. At the county the private sector, under stewardship of KHF, has to play a new role in providing improved healthcare at the county level.
KHF will continuously engage with the government in policy formulation meetings to voice support and concerns and provide alternative solutions to issues facing the health sector.