In July 2018, Amref Health Africa, Royal Philips and Makueni County came together to explore a Public Private Partnership for enhancement of the County’s primary care system. While the public sector is able to provide affordable healthcare for all, it is not able to do so in a high-quality and sustainable manner. This has shifted the burden of providing high quality primary care to the private sector, but at a high cost, thereby locking out those who cannot afford to pay. This partnership was therefore formed with an aim to improve access to high quality primary care by ALL residents of MakuRead More
Mental health, quite a common yet often stigmatized condition in our communities, is a type of mental illness that has been addressed in silence. Health is commonly referred to as a state of well-being emotionally, psychologically, physically and socially. Interestingly any lack of it is an aspect of mental health. However, this has often been perceived to be those who run totally mad and are uncontainable in the normal community setup. Sadly, those perceived to be mentally ill are neglected and left to loiter in the streets, ravaging dustbins or sent to mental institutions, for those whose faRead More
A team of cancer specialists (surgeons, oncologists, pathologists, palliative care experts, onco-care nurses and radiologists) from the public and private sectors converged, September – October 2018, to develop the first Integrated National Cancer Curriculum and Content for Primary Health Care (PHC) Providers in Kenya! The development of the Integrated National Curriculum and Content arose from a need to harmonize the approaches in management of cancer in the country and enhance early cancer detection and consequently reduce on cancer case fatality rates. The team tirelessly endeavored onRead More
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By Hezron Ochiel Amref Health Africa has outlined proposals to help accelerate the attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC). The health institution has partnered with Kenya’s National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) to fast-track the scale-up of UHC by using Community Health Workers (CHWs) as agents for NHIF registration at community level. Speaking during the UHC Financing Forum in Washington in AprilRead More
Following a highly competitive partner selection process, Amref Health Africa has been chosen to host the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center (SPARC) — a new initiative aimed at strengthening strategic health purchasing in sub-Saharan Africa to get more value for money from health spending on health services and medicines on behalf of populations by actively making transparent and efficient decisions about which services and medicines to buy,Read More
The Cabinet Secretary for Health in Kenya, Mrs Sicily Kariuki, has appealed to development partners to support the Government in mapping out how to achieve Universal Health Coverage in the context of a growing burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
“The government of Kenya has already put in place a number of strategies and programmes to fast-track the achievement of UHC. This includes scaling up health insurance enrolment through, among others, the use of community-based approaches; investing in infrastructure and leveraging technological innovations,” she said. Read More
Amref Health Africa and PharmAccess have joined forces in an innovative partnership called i-PUSH. The partnership aims to improve access to better health care for 100,000 women and their families in Kenya through mobile phones. i-PUSH was officially unveiled on Tuesday evening at the Radisson Blu poolside in an elaborate event that drew the attendance of HE Phoebe Munya, First Lady of Meru County. Mrs. Munya expressed optimism when talking about i-PUSH’s prospects. She also took note of the fact that the partnership launch came on the eve of International WomeRead More
8th June 2016 …. Amref Health Africa has today unveiled an mHealth solution, LEAP, that seeks to revolutionise the way training of community-based health workers is conducted in Kenya and beyond. In Kenya, a community health worker receives basic initial training on health service delivery which almost always marks the end to any kind of health training throughout the life of the community health worker.
Through the platform, a health worker is able to access continued training through their mobile device, peer learning through engagementRead More