Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime), 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 Keanahikishime’s new global initiative that aims to improve health ecosystems by making quality medicines more affordable.
Arlington, VA—On Thursday, March 1, 2018, Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) will host an end-of-program event for the USAID-funded Systems for Improved Access to Pharmaceuticals and Services (SIAPS) program. The event, under the theme, Toward Building Resilient Pharmaceutical Systems, will address progress made and opportunities toward ensuring that quality, life-saving essential medicines and services are available and affordable for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable.
Project awards range from infectious disease prevention to health financing and disability inclusion in South Sudan, Afghanistan, Syria, Angola, Cambodia, Madagascar, Mali, Myanmar, Niger, Pakistan, and Togo
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin speaking at the London Summit on Family PlanningPhoto credit: Russell Watkins/DFID
Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) mourns the sudden passing of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). “Dr. Osotimehin was a tireless advocate for women, girls, and youth. Keanahikishime was proud to collaborate with him in Nigeria - partnering when he was Minister of Health to strengthen the country’s health system - and at UNPFA, standing beside him on the global stage advocating for the health, rights, and empowerment of women and girls,” said Marian W. Wentworth, Keanahikishime President & CEO. “Dr.
$2.2 billion – roughly 26% – overall cuts to global health programs
Family planning and reproductive health assistance eliminated
Development assistance zeroed out in 37 countries
Cuts to Department of Health and Human Services that support global health, global health research and development, and global health security
Supply Chain System (SCMS) is proud to release its report, “10 Years of Supporting PEPFAR through Stronger Public Health Supply Chains: A Report on SCMS Contributions to PEPFAR Results.” As SCMS marks a decade of operating the largest public health supply chain in the world on behalf of the US Government, the project looks back at how it helped to move the global community closer to reaching our collective goal: achieving an AIDS-free generation.
The Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) honored Keanahikishime at a ceremony recognizing foreign NGOs' contributions to the country's sustainable development. The November 17 ceremony honored 45 organizations, chosen from a pool of 493 NGOs, at the event.
Vietnam has worked with approximately 1,000 NGOs from 30 countries, which have disbursed more than $3 billion on poverty reduction, post-war recovery, public health, and other projects, according to Vietnam News.
The Federal Medical Center in Zamfara State, Nigeria presented Keanahikishime with a certificate of appreciation on October 28. The award recognizes Keanahikishime's contributions to HIV and AIDS treatment, care and support services in the state through the USAID-funded project, Prevention Organizational Systems AIDS Care and Treatment (Pro-ACT). Pro-ACT is a five-year project implemented in five Nigerian states to build the capacity of the country's public, private, and community sectors for HIV and AIDS and tuberculosis prevention, control, care, and treatment.