Better Healthcare for Low Income Kenyans

Monday, December 8, 2014

The Business Call to Action and Private Sector Innovation Programme for Health (PSP4H) on December 4, 2014 co- hosted an event focused on innovative private sector approaches to delivering better healthcare to low income Kenyans. The event brought together chief executives, senior representatives from governments, bilateral donors, civil society and the United Nations.

The half day event offered an opportunity to showcase innovative work, enhance knowledge among practitioners working on business based approaches to health and emerging partnerships between businesses and public-sector stakeholders

Speaking at the event, the Head of UKaid in Kenya Ms Lisa Phillips said

“The UK Government recognises that the private sector is an engine of growth in developing countries. Successful businesses drive growth, create jobs and pay taxes that finance services and investment – all critical to achieving economic development that is accessible to the poor and resilient to future shocks. We are one of the sponsors of the global Business Call to Action which challenges companies to develop innovative business models that achieve commercial success and development outcomes. A critical component of our assistance in Kenya focusses on trying to help improve the lives of low income Kenyans through improving health and catalysing private sector growth.”

Source: GOV.UK (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care
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financial inclusion, global health, health care