Private sector healthcare networks based on the model pioneered by PSP4H have now expanded into Somalia with the start of Caafinet (Docnet), facilitated with support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Caafinet recruited 40 new members at an event in Mogadishu on 10th August 2017.
PSP4H held the dissemination event “Celebrating Three Years of Improving the For-Profit Healthcare Market in Kenya to Benefit the Poor” highlighting PSP4H achievements and learnings on 8th September 2016 at the Crowne Plaza, Upper Hill, Nairobi.
PSP4H and the Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF) held a joint meeting in Mombasa on 25th August 2016. This was KHF’s inaugural general meeting in Mombasa. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Branding of 30 Labnet facilities has been completed in Bungoma, Homabay, Kakamega, Kisii, Kisumu, Machakos, Meru and Nairobi. Labnet is a network of independent private medical laboratories bringing affordable quality diagnostic services to Kenyans of all income levels, owned and operated by members of the Association of Kenya Medical Laboratory Scientific Officers (AKMLSO).
PSP4H presented on “Engaging Private Sector Healthcare Networks to Serve the Mass Market” at the 2016 East Africa Healthcare Federation (EAHF) Conference in Kampala, Uganda on 7th June 2016. The theme of this year’s conference was “The Role of the Private Sector in Attaining the Healthcare Sustainable Development Goals”.
PSP4H and Pharmnet presented at the health session entitled “In Sickness and In Health: Evolution, Current Practice and Gaps in Facilitated Health Service Provision” at the The BEAM Exchange Conference in Lusaka, Zambia on 20 May 2016. The conference brought together over 200 international participants from organisations using a market systems approach to their programmes.
On 17th May PSP4H held a lunchtime briefing on the Asthma Care Improvement Project (ACIP) which is implementing a sustainable asthma care model for low income Kenyans. This reinforced World Asthma Day celebrations; the theme for 2016 was “You can control your asthma; it is time to breathe easy”.
The Africa Capacity Alliance (ACA) in conjunction with Private Sector Innovation Programme for Health (PSP4H) conducted a webinar titled “Pathways to Implementing PPPs with the Counties: Showcasing PSP4H’s Partnership with Kisii County” on Thursday, June 2nd 2016 from 2:00 – 3:00pm Nairobi time. .
PSP4H was featured on the keynote panel at the 2016 Private Sector Conference on Sustainable Inclusive Business (SIB) at the Catholic University of East Africa in Karen on 27th April 2016.
PSP4H and Afya Poa were featured in the Daily Nation newspaper on 8th April 2016 following the “Mobiles for Health” event held with Business Call to Action on 5th April in Nairobi. Click the photo to access link to the article.