Millicent Olulo Orera, SafeCare Senior Quality Manager of SafeCare in Kenya, acted as master of ceremonies, introducing speakers such as Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia and National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) CEO Simeon Ole Kirgotty. Macharia shared his government’s wish to improve provision of quality care to less privileged people and how AHME can play a role in this. The launch was attended by over 100 Kenyan healthcare stakeholders as well as by the international AHME consortium partners.
AHME is a five-year partnership that strives to improve health outcomes by enhancing the quality of care in 800 private health facilities in Ghana, Nigeria and Kenya. The USD 60 million AHME program is led by Marie Stopes International and funded by the Bill & Melinda Foundation and the UK’s Department for International Development (DfID). It brings together the combined expertise of six key organizations with proven competencies in healthcare provision: Marie Stopes International, Population Services International, Society for Family Health, Grameen Foundation, PharmAccess International and IFC/World Bank Health in Africa Initiative.