A Celebration of Kenyan Healthcare Innovations: Highlighting, Celebrating and Connecting for Improved Health Outcomes
The Centre for Health Markets Innovations (CHMI) promotes programs, policies and practices that make quality health care delivered by private organizations affordable and accessible to the world’s poor. Managed by Results for Development, CHMI works through a network of Regional Partners around the world, including Africa Capacity Alliance (ACA) (formerly the Regional AIDS Training Network) in East Africa. CHMI is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and UKaid.
Through its global work, CHMI has identified over 150 healthcare innovations in Kenya. Kenya is second only to India in the number of innovations per country that CHMI profiles, with more innovations being added all the time. Please visit http://healthmarketinnovations.org/programs to see profiles of Kenyan healthcare innovations.
ACA is soliciting applications from health market innovators for the purpose of identifying promising private-sector healthcare models, providing an avenue for innovators to showcase their models, and triggering discussions about how to support growth of health care innovations in East Africa. Ultimately, this call aims to facilitate the scale up of health market innovations across Kenya and the region.
Successful applicants will be supported to attend the 3rd East Africa Healthcare Federation (EAHF) Conference to be held 2nd-4th March, 2014. During the conference, successful applicants will have an opportunity to showcase their innovations, participate in relevant forums, attend capacity building sessions, and interact with funders, policy makers and other health innovators.
In addition, three innovations will be recognized during the conference gala dinner on March 3rd as demonstrating the highest potential to scale and have a meaningful impact on healthcare outcomes for the poor. In April of 2014, successful applicants will be supported to attend a one-day innovators workshop in tandem with healthcare policy makers. The focus of the workshop will be to collaborate on ways to foster innovation and strengthen health systems and services in Kenya and the region.
To learn more about the call for programs or to apply, please visit http://www.africacapacityalliance.org/chmi/call