USAID Uongozi wa Afya Thabiti Capacity Building Workshop for Professional Healthcare Associations

Leaders from various healthcare professional associations gathered for a two-day capacity-building and engagement meeting hosted by the Kenya Healthcare Federation. The event aimed to enhance understanding of the USAID Uongozi wa Afya Thabiti program and foster collaboration between professional bodies to improve healthcare governance. Key discussion areas included organizational governance structures, the role of associations in regulation and training, embracing technology, and change management.

Participants identified challenges facing professional groups such as membership engagement, policy gaps, financial sustainability, and government interference. The meeting highlighted the need for a unified voice to advocate for health professionals and associations. Overall, the event served as a platform for associations to network, share experiences, and chart a way forward for strengthened self-regulation and partnerships

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