The Kenya Healthcare Federation held its 10th Annual General Meeting on 28th June 2018, at Prideinn Hotel in Westlands from 12:00noon – 4:00pm.This also marked the 10th Anniversary since the company was incorporated. There was also an election held for the Board of Directors. Kenya Healthcare Federation was birthed in 2004 with only seven members who are also the founding members. In marking 10 years, KHF celebrate it’s growth in membership to 131 currently.
The company bearing the slogan ‘Voice of the private Health Sector’ has been playing a key role in health advocacy moreover, has been in the forefront of ensuring quality, affordable and accessible healthcare. The voice of the private health sector focuses on six game changers that will enhance the role of the private sector. These include; health regulations and quality &Standards, public –private partnership, supply chain, ICT and mobile health committee, health financing committee and Human Resource for Health. The company works closely with the national and county governments to strengthen the public –private partnership in improving the overall health.
The Chairman Dr. Amit Thakker thanked all the Partners, Members, Board of Directors and the secretariat for the support and the tireless effort they put together to ensure the company achieves it’s goals. He moreover emphasized that the company is in full support of H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta’s BIG 4 Agenda of delivering quality and affordable healthcare. Dr. Thakker congratulated and thanked the board of Directors that retired, for their immense effort in ensuring the voice of the private health sector is projected.
There was an election carried out for the four vacancies for the new board that was conducted by by Archer and Wilcock on behalf of Ann Mululu.The following won the elections; Dr. Elizabeth Wala- Amref Health Africa won the position of (Vice Chairman), Dr. Anastacia Nyalita – Kenya Association of Pharmaceutical Industry, won the position of (Director – Institutional Associations) Dr. Walter Obita – Healthstore East Africa won the position of (Director – Corporate) and Dr. Daniella Munene – Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya won the position of (Director – Professional Association)The new Board assumed office immediately.
During an interview with the newboard, they all expressed their gratitude for the support from members and promised to work uniformly in ensuring that KHF goes to the next level and achieves it’s Key advocacy role in health.
The chairman Dr. Amit Thakker congratulated and welcomed the newboard moreover, he thanked the sponsor for the AGM that included, BroadReach Healthcare, Quality care Dialysis and AAA Healthcare for their support through sponsorship for the event.
The meeting was well attended by a total of 137 members that included; KHF Partners, KHF members, Ministry of Health, Kenya Private Sector Alliance, Uganda Healthcare Federation, Christian Health Association of Kenya and Health NGOs Network, Kwazulu Natal Doctors Healthcare coalition limited –South Africa and Lenmed Healthcare group- South Africa.