The KHF CEOs’ Forum was held yesterday at the Mövenpick Hotel, organized by the Kenya Healthcare Federation in partnership with NCBA Bank. The event brought together top leaders from the private health sector to discuss various strategic aspects and topical areas in health, both in Kenya and beyond its borders.
During the event, Dr. Tim Theuri, CEO of Kenya Healthcare Federation, opened the breakfast meeting in partnership with NCBA Bank, emphasizing the need to convene health sector CEOs to deliberate on the impact of the health sector on the Kenyan economy.
Mr. John Okulo, Group Director Corporate Banking (NCBA), highlighted the collective action required to drive healthcare forward, emphasizing the transformative impact of health on the economy, including the provision of insurance, a competitive environment, and supply chain management. He also mentioned that NCBA has a tailored financial solution in collaboration with the KHF.
A panel discussion moderated by Dr. Tim Theuri followed, including Dr. Kanyenje Gakombe (KHF Chair), Raphael Agung (Chief Economist and Head of Global Markets, NCBA), Dr. Thuranira Kaugiria (Presidential Advisor Health, Executive Office of the President), and Dr. Muhamud Eda (CEC Health Mandera County, and Chair, Health CEC Caucus). The panel agreed on key points, including the need for more similar interactions in the spirit of collaborative partnerships with mutual benefit for Kenyans, the importance of young people as drivers of the economy, and a focus on growing to make healthcare more affordable.
Investment opportunities were also shared during the panel discussion, including the trend toward local manufacturing, supply chain optimization (especially through digitizing the movement of goods), digital health, and innovative capital.
In her closing remarks, Dr. Elizabeth Wala, Vice Chair of Kenya Healthcare Federation, thanked the sponsor NCBA Bank, KHF members, and other stakeholders who made the CEOs’ Forum a success. She also highlighted upcoming events, including the Health Expo on May 4th and 5th.