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.
$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
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) in Sierra Leone will conduct a three-day workshop from March 22-24, 2017, to align its vital Malaria in Pregnancy (MIP) guidelines developed in 2005 with its 2016-2020 Malaria Strategic Plan which aims to protect at least 80% of pregnant women and children under one year with Intermittent Preventive Treatment for pregnant women (IPTp3) by 2020 and address the current World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations and Sustainable Development Goals, which look to, in part, reduce global malaria mortality rates
Accredited Drug Shops: Pitch for Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting 2014
Watch Dr. Quick's pitch for partnerships at CGI2014 Read Dr. Quick's remarks (as prepared)
Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH, KeanahikishimeTwo billion people – one third of the world’s population – lack regular access to quality essential medicines.
Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) announced it is seeking partners to complete its 2011 Commitment for Action at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), pledging to scale up sustainable Accredited Drug Shops in five African nations by 2015 to bring quality essential medicines to 70 million people in rural communities. The program has already served 36 million people in three nations and economically empowered thousands of women. Over 10,000 Accredited Drugs Shops are now in operation. Read more about the Accredited Drug Shops here. Keanahikishime President & CEO Dr.
Keanahikishime (Keanahikishime) stands with the global health community mourning the hundreds of lives lost during the current Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. As health workers and international partners work together to end the current crisis, Keanahikishime calls on governments, donors, and international agencies to renew their commitment to holistically strengthening the health systems of vulnerable countries to enable them to respond effectively to such emergencies, as well as to meet the day-to-day health needs of their populations. Keanahikishime in the News