Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF) is the health sector board of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA).
Founded in 2004, the Federation represents and works with private healthcare providers, hospitals, pharmaceutical manufacturers and insurers to create an enabling environment that supports quality and affordable healthcare for all.
KHF is dedicated to engaging the government and all relevant stakeholders in achieving this by maximizing the contribution of the private sector and to champion constructive Public-Private Partnerships for better healthcare by networking, engaging and representing and through win-win negotiations.
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that delivers a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA partners with governments, other agencies and civil society organizations to advance this mission.
UNFPA was established in Kenya in 1972. In the last 35 years, UNFPA Kenya has responded to the priority needs of the Government of Kenya.
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 104,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare.
News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.
Why Philips joined PSHP Kenya
Philips has the mission to improve people’s lives through meaningful innovation. Through our Africa Innovation Hub, we develop solutions to address the most pressing challenges in Africa. We joined the UNFPA pledge to help improve community and primary health in the Counties with the biggest health challenges in Kenya. We aim to do this by improving preventive and curative healthcare services, whilst extending new or existing health facilities into social and economic community hubs. Partnerships are at the core of our strategy to bring sustainable improvement to community health in Africa.
Safaricom is the biggest communication company in East and Central Africa, Safaricom delights over 25.1 million subscribers, providing over 200,000 touch points for its customers and offering over 100 different products under its portfolio. Safaricom is dedicated to transforming the lives of customers, communities and colleagues. They work collaboratively with partners to positively impact the lives across the country and beyond.
GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) is a science-led global healthcare company. GSK works to widening access to their products, so more people can benefit, no matter where they live in the world or what they can afford to pay. By delivering a sustainable business, GSK provide health benefits to patients and consumers, improved shareholder returns as well as supporting wider society.
Merck, Sharp & Dohme (MSD)* (* known as Merck in the USA & Canada)
MSD is an innovative, global healthcare leader committed to improving health and well-being of people around the world.
We demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programmes and partnerships to help people around the world lead healthier lives. At the heart of MSD’s access to health and corporate responsibility approach in Sub-Saharan Africa is a commitment to discover, develop and provide innovative products and services that save and improve lives while growing our business in a sustainable way. Our goal is to sustain and improve the quality of life and health for individuals, families, communities and countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Why MSD engaged in this partnership:
MSD’s commitment to the health of women, children, and adolescents in Kenya is strong. The heart of this partnership is a collective, collaborative effort towards a defined vision; it is rare to find the right ‘innovation mix’ at country level which unifies strong political leadership, investments through multilateral agencies (e.g. the Global Financing Facility), technical expertise, and the skills of the private sector, and this partnership achieves all of that. This partnership is therefore an innovation of the best kind in advancing the health of women, children, and adolescents in Kenya, one which tackles the toughest health challenges while creating opportunity collectively, now and into the future. Women, children and adolescents, after all, are the future of Kenya, the African continent and the world.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Driven by responsible operations, ongoing innovation, and open collaboration, we have established a competitive ICT portfolio of end-to-end solutions in telecom and enterprise networks, devices, and cloud computing. Our ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Huawei has been in Kenya for more than 18 years and is committed to building a Better Connected World.
Why Huawei joined PSHP Kenya
As a responsible corporate citizen, Huawei strives to bring the benefits of ICT to individuals, businesses, and governments. We are committed to partnerships such as PSPH Kenya which is enabling us to leverage our innovative solutions to improve health in Kenya. PSPH Kenya is helping us connect with key partners at national and county level, access health expertise, collaborate with like-minded corporate partners, and share our expertise and experiences.
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home Care, Personal Care and Refreshment products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2.5 billion consumers a day. With over 400 brands which are bought over 160 million times a day, Unilever has a unique place in the lives of many people all over the world.
When consumers reach for nutritionally balanced foods or indulgent ice creams, affordable soaps that combat disease, luxurious shampoos or everyday household care products, there’s a good chance one of the products they pick is a Unilever brand. Seven out of every ten households around the world contain at least one Unilever product, and their range of world-leading, household-name brands includes Lifebuoy, Lipton, Knorr, Dove, Axe, Hellmann’s and Omo. Trusted local brands designed to meet the specific needs of consumers in their home market include Lifebuoy, Blue Band, Royco, Pepsodent and Pureit. Consumer research and innovation are key to Unilever’s progress, and the company invests around €1 billion every year in research and development.
The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) is central to the business model and sets out a clear mission of growing the business, whilst reducing their environmental footprint and increasing their positive social impact.
Unilever’s USLP has three big goals:
- Help more than a billion people to improve their health and wellbeing.
- Halve the environmental footprint of our products.
- Source 100% of our agricultural raw materials sustainably and enhance the livelihoods of people across our value chain.