Kenya

Kenya

For more than 25 years, we have partnered with the Government of Kenya to strengthen its health system─from improving health financing to effectively implement programs that improve pharmaceutical and laboratory systems, health information, and the capacity of health care workers.

Overview

We work with local health leaders and service providers in Kenya to improve access to quality, patient-centered family planning and reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health services. Over the years, our work has focused on strengthening pharmaceutical supply chains to improve distribution, forecasting, quantification, inventory management, and supply planning for medicines and health commodities needed to improve maternal and child health and reach national goals for the control of HIV and TB. We are helping to improve infection prevention and control capacity, optimize the use of antimicrobial medicines, and strengthen multisectoral coordination for containing antimicrobial resistance in Kenya. In line with these activities, we have supported the country in its efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 by implementing a national strategy in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and county governments.

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Kenya’s Primary Health Care Networks Can Help Deliver Better Care for All

MSH has partnered with the Kenya Ministry of Health to generate critical data for assessing the performance of primary health care (PHC) facilities in six counties, looking at key indicators on their performance, expenditures, and resource needs using MSH’s PHC Costing Tool. As other countries consider new models to promote more efficient PHC service delivery, Kenya’s experience with primary health care networks highlights several key recommendations and takeaways. 

MSH and Scope shared lessons learned from working in Kenya and Uganda to adapt a group antenatal care model using human-centered design. The presenters also shared results from testing this pregnancy club model in public-sector facilities.
The Lea Mimba Project developed and tested a group model of antenatal care in Kenya to promote social support and self-care during pregnancy.
In 2017, MSH created MedSource, the first private commercial group purchasing organization in Kenya. MedSource helps its members—pharmacies, hospitals, clinical laboratories, and other health care providers—realize savings and efficiencies by aggregating purchasing volume and using that leverage to negotiate discounts with manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, and other vendors.