Official Supporters

Under the Patronage and Supervision of

Ministry of Health Malawi

The Mandate of the Ministry of Health is to set the agenda for healthcare in Malawi. The Minister of Health provides the government’s policy direction on health matters. The Secretary for Health is responsible for the overall functioning of the health sector supported by health professionals, technical, administrative, financial, human resource, procurement and other expert staff.

Ministry Headquarters is responsible for developing, reviewing, and enforcing health-related policies for the health sector; spearheading sector reforms; developing and reviewing standards, norms, and management protocols for service delivery and ensuring that these are communicated to lower level institutions; planning and mobilizing health resources for the health sector including allocation and management; advising other ministries, departments and agencies on health related issues; providing technical support for supervision; coordinating research; and monitoring and evaluation.

Ministry of Health Zambia

The Ministry aims to provide effective quality healthcare services close to the family as possible. This ensures equity of access to health service delivery and contributes to the human and socioeconomic development. I also target to attain Sustainable Development Goals on health and other national health priorities.

Ministry of Health Lesotho

The Ministry of Health is committed to promote ,prevent ,cure, rehabilitate and control disease at all levels with special focus on the primary health level; through well-developed health systems by competent health workers. Thus ,contributing to the attainment of improved health status and quality of life with our stakeholders to ensure responsiveness to the health sector clientele` needs.

Health Partner

Africa Healthcare Federation

On 7th October 2016, the leaders of the regional private health federations of Africa – East Africa Healthcare Federation (EAHF) and West African Private Healthcare Federation (WAPHF), together with the upcoming Northern, Southern and Central regional federations pledged and reiterated their commitment to form the Africa Healthcare Federation during the inaugural Africa Health Business Symposium in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Africa Healthcare Federation is an independent entity which will serve to unify the five regional private health federations, and advocate, mentor, collaborate and unify the private health sector of Africa so as to ensure the scaling up and strengthening of health systems, spurring greater investments as well as development of affordable, accessible and quality healthcare delivery across the continent.

Health Partner

East Africa Healthcare Federation

Early in May, 2012, healthcare umbrella associations of East African countries met in Kampala, Uganda, to adopt the formation of the East African Health Care Federation (EAHF). The Organisations that agreed to form the EAHF were the Association of Private Health Facilities in Tanzania (APHFTA), the Uganda Healthcare Federation (UHF), the Kenya Health Care Federation (KHF), and the Rwanda private health sector. Burundi and Southern Sudan are expected to join the federation in the near future. The adoption took place at a 3 day private health sector conference organised by the Uganda Healthcare Federation.

The conference attracted private healthcare providers and their associations from Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, and Rwanda. Also attending the conference were high-level government officials from Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, led by the heads of Public–Private Partnership in their respective ministries of health. The conference was graced by Uganda’s Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary, the Ministry of Health Director General, and the Minister of Health and Minister for the East African Community. Key regional business leaders in healthcare products manufacturing and service delivery, as well as development partners and academicians, participated in the conference, pledging to support the newly born healthcare federation.With the formation of East African Common Market, the East African private health sector has realised the need to form a federation that will form a common platform to present regional private healthcare issues.

Health Partner

Kenya Healthcare Federation

Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF) a private sector membership-based f organization and serves as the health sector board of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA). Founded in 2004, the Federation has a membership of 75+ organizations that that can be divided in corporate members, professional and institutional associations all active in the Kenyan health sector.
The goal of KHF is to have an enabling environment that supports quality affordable healthcare for all Kenyans. The Federation will achieve this by championing Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) for better healthcare by networking, engaging, representing;, and through win – win negotiations. The national Government of Kenya (GoK), County Governments, Faith Based Organization (FBO) networks, Development partners and NGOs in health are all key partners of KHF in trying to achieve its goals.

Association Partner

Federation of African Medical Students’ Association

Established in 1968, the Federation of African Medical Students’ Associations, FAMSA, is an independent, non political Federation of Medical Students’ Associations in Africa.

FAMSA was founded in 1968 as a Nigerian, Ugandan and Ghanian initiative to foster the spirit of friendship and cooperation among African medical students. FAMSA is a project oriented medical student body and is recognised by the African Union and the World Health Organization as the official international forum of African medical students.

The FAMSA vision is to become a strong network of medical students, aware of global health issues and responsive to the current questions facing the medical profession and global health.

Association Partner

Africa Mental Health Foundation Kenya

Africa Mental Health Foundation (AMHF) is a non-governmental organization, based in Kenya dedicated to research in mental and neurological health and, substance use to generate evidence for policy and best practice in the provision of affordable, appropriate, available and accessible mental health services.

AMHF brings together the widest possible spectrum of professionals from both mental health and non-mental health fields to work together under one roof working in research and interventions in mental health.

We Support

Save the Children

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda or religious orientation.

When disaster strikes around the world, Save the Children is there to save lives with food, medical care and education and remains to help communities rebuild through long-term recovery programs. As quickly and as effectively as Save the Children responds to tsunamis and civil conflict, it works to resolve the ongoing struggles children face every day — poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease — and replaces them with hope for the future.

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