Nairobi, Kenya—MedSource, a group purchasing organization dedicated to improving the availability and affordability of quality medicines and related supplies for the people of Kenya, launched today in Nairobi.
The first organization of its kind in Kenya, MedSource leverages the combined purchasing power of its members to negotiate favourable contract pricing from suppliers. It offers members access to a broad catalogue of quality products from prequalified distributors and manufacturers.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a nonprofit global health organization dedicated to saving lives and improving the health of some of the world’s most vulnerable people, today launched MedSource, a private commercial group purchasing organization (GPO) based in Kenya. The launch is part of MSH’s new global initiative that aims to improve health ecosystems by making quality medicines more affordable.
The BBC's "Focus on Africa" aired a segment about universal health coverage and national health insurance in Kenya on October 5.
The piece included an interview with Spencer Ochieng, MSH’s Kenya country representative. Spencer discussed the need for strong health systems and the need to understand health as a human right.
"You need very strong health care systems," he said. "All these things have to act in tandem to ensure the quality of health care is as [good as it can be], and as affordable as it should be, and the financing as well is available for people."
Nairobi, Kenya — General Electric today marked another step in the development of sustainable healthcare in Kenya, with the inauguration of the brand new $13 million GE Healthcare Skills and Training Institute, an education facility for healthcare professionals.
The centre was inaugurated in the presence of Dr Cleopa Mailu, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health for Kenya (or designate) and Mr. John Flannery, President & CEO of GE Healthcare, in Nairobi.
Delivering Access: First Launch in Kenya
This week Novartis representatives travel to Kenya to officially launch Novartis Access in collaboration with the Kenyan government and other partners. The program is a first for the industry and is a novel social business model that aims to deliver affordable medicines for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in lower income countries.
While the goal of the access program is to be active in 30 low- and middle- income nations in the coming years, Kenya will be one of the three countries paving the path for expansion.
The MSH-led AIDSTAR-Two Project, funded by USAID, has published a new technical paper, "The Use of Information and Communication Technology in Family Planning, Reproductive Health, and other Health Programs: A Review of Trends and Evidence", which focuses on how new technology – particularly mobile technologies – has the capacity to improve access to family planning and reproductive health information and services.The paper presents examples of information and communication technologies being used in Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Malawi, India and Bangladesh, and look
On May 17, 2010, MSH and the United States Agency for International Development are presenting the Leadership, Management and Sustainability: Strengthening Health Systems, Achieving Public Health Results end-of-project conference in Washington, DC. The conference will highlight the Leadership, Management and Sustainability Program’s work in the field with participants from Afghanistan, Côte d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Haiti, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, and Peru, along with our partner ADRA International.
CAMBRIDGE, MA — Management Sciences for Health (MSH) will be organizing an advocacy event titled, “Health Leadership and Management by Design – Not Default,” at the Global Health Council (GHC) on March 26th in Washington, DC. Among the speakers are Leadership, Management, and Sustainability (LMS) Program Director Joseph Dwyer; World Health Organization Health Systems Advisor Dr. Delanyo Dovlo; Kenya Ministry of Medical Services Representative Dr. Harrison Kiambati; and Harvard Global Health Delivery Executive Director Dr. Rebecca Weintraub.