Call for Innovative Health Programs: A Celebration of Kenyan Healthcare Innovations at the 3rd East Africa Healthcare Federation Conference

The Center for Health Markets Innovations (CHMI) promotes programs, policies and practices that make quality health care delivered by private organizations affordable and accessible to the world’s poor. Managed by Results for Development, CHMI works through a network of Regional Partners around the world, including Africa Capacity Alliance (ACA) (formerly the Regional AIDS Training Network) in East Africa.  

Through its global work, CHMI has identified over 180 Kenyan healthcare innovations. Kenya is second only to India in the number of innovations per country that CHMI profiles, with more innovations being added all the time.

Africa Capacity Alliance is currently soliciting applications from health market innovators to identify promising private-sector healthcare models, providing an avenue for innovators to showcase their models, and triggering discussions about how to support the growth of health care innovations in East Africa. 
Applicants must be a Kenyan organization with a CHMI profile on our database. 

The applications deadline is February 15.

Programs and Institutions must: 

  • Have a pro-poor health focus;
  • Demonstrate an innovative approach to providing affordable, quality healthcare to the poor
  • Have demonstrated the capacity and or the potential to increase access to healthcare or to improve quality of care;
  • Demonstrate potential for sustainability and/or replicability at a wider scale;
  • Have a well-defined business model that employs one or more of the five market improving mechanisms identified by CHMI: Organizing Delivery, Financing Care, Regulating Performance, Changing Behaviors and Enhancing Processes;
  • Have an up-to-date program profile in CHMI’s online global database of innovative health programs (create a profile, here.)
  • Have been operational for at least six months.
  • Although technology-driven programs are eligible to apply, programs do not necessarily have to be technology-driven.  They may also be product or process-oriented programs that have resulted in new and more effective approaches, tools, behaviors, methods, etc.

Learn more about the call for programs or to apply here.

Successful applicants will be supported to attend the 3rd East Africa Healthcare Federation (EAHF) Conference to be held from 2-4 March, 2014. During the conference, successful applicants will have an opportunity to showcase their innovations, participate in relevant forums, attend capacity building sessions, and interact with funders, policy makers and other health innovators.  In addition, three innovations will be recognized during the conference gala dinner on March 3 for demonstrating the highest potential to scale and have a meaningful impact on healthcare outcomes for the poor. In April of 2014, successful applicants will be supported to attend a one-day innovators workshop in tandem with healthcare policy makers.  The focus of the workshop will be to collaborate on ways to foster innovation and strengthen health systems and services in Kenya and the throughout the region.

Please note that all attending the East Africa Healthcare Federation Conference must register here.