CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS COVID 19 RESPONSE TEAM KHF

Following the outbreak and the wide spread of Corona Virus Globally, and with the reported cases of the Corona Virus disease (COVID-19) in Kenya, The Government of Kenya has instituted a series of responses to curb the spread of the virus. Kenya Health Federation COVID response team is seeking Front-line Health Workers (including those retired) to volunteer for various activities that we are planning in conjunction with the Kenyan Ministry Of Health.

First, Second and Subsequent Loan Application 2019-2020 Loan Programs

Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) in partnership with USAID funded Human Resources for Health (HRH) Kenya Mechanism implemented by IntraHealth International Inc., invites Afya Elimu Fund first and subsequent loan applications for the academic year 2019/2020. Afya Elimu Fund targets needy students training in middle level medical colleges (listed on HELB website) such as Kenya Medical Training College [KMTC], Faith Based Organizations [FBO’s] and other Institutions offering Diplomas and Certificates in medical courses

Application for 2018/2019 subsequent Afya Elimu fund loan

The Afya Elimu Fund is a partnership product of the USAID funded Human Resources for Health (HRH) Kenya Mechanism implemented by IntraHealth International Inc., the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Ministry of Health, the private sector and county governments. The Fund offers affordable loans to needy students pursuing pre-service medical training at mid-level (i.e. diploma & certificate level only).

Application for 2018/2019 first time Afya Elimu fund loan

The Afya Elimu Fund is a partnership product of the USAID funded Human Resources for Health (HRH) Kenya Mechanism implemented by IntraHealth International Inc., the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB), Ministry of Health, the private sector and county governments. The Fund offers affordable loans to needy students pursuing pre-service medical training at mid-level (i.e. diploma & certificate level only).

Employers and prospective health workers discuss employment norms at Nairobi’s Employers Forum

At the forum, held under the aegis of the Afya Elimu Fund, employers from five County Public Service Boards representing five counties, faith based health facilities, health service delivery non-governmental organizational  and the private health facilities, offered advice to the prospective employees on how to approach prospective employers and how to make themselves competitive in the job market. The employers also offered career guidance on how to become successful employees in the health sector. The five counties represented include Kiambu, Kitui, Makueni, Muranga and Nairobi.

Afya Elimu Lake Basin Employers and Resource Mobilization Forum

The speakers selected broke down the requirements for getting a job in the public and private sector and advised the over 30 students in attendance to comply with Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya (2010) and ensure they have the requisite documentation at hand to aid their job search. The documents mentioned included; council/board practicing license, certificate of good conduct and, tax compliance certificates from Kenya Revenue Authority and HELB. This was to enable them beat the short deadlines for making job applications.

KMTC Graduation

Afya Elimu Fund celebrates more health workers for HIV service delivery as the Kenya Medical Training College graduated more than 8500 students on its 85th Annual Graduation Ceremony at the KMTC Graduation Square, Nairobi on 7th December 2017. Over 8,500 KMTC students converged at the KMTC Graduation square, Nairobi where they were conferred with various certificates and diplomas. Among them were beneficiaries of the Afya Elimu Fund which continues to increase the number of beneficiaries every year.

Afya Elimu beneficiaries take part in the Standard Chartered “Seeing Is Believing” Marathon

Afya Elimu beneficiaries, Human Resources for Health (HRH) Kenya Mechanism and HELB staff participated in the 15th edition of the Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) marathon held in Nairobi on 26 November 2017. AEF beneficiaries from KMTC, Nairobi braved the chilly morning weather to participate in the marathon. Seeing is Believing is Standard Chartered Bank‘s global initiative aimed at tackling avoidable blindness and visual impairment. The bank collaborates with International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and leading eye care organizations and raises funds for investment in eye care projects that have long-term impact in areas of high need.

Loan Program Brings Peace of Mind to Kenya’s Aspiring Frontline Health Workers – The Story of Mercy Wangui Kariuki

“The tender care and support that I received from nurses and other health workers during those critical moments of my illness made me develop the desire to care,” she said at the launch event for the Afya Elimu Fund, a low-interest student loan program that helps aspiring frontline health workers afford the schooling they need and address Kenya’s health workforce shortage.

The Afya Elimu Fund Launch

The USAID | FUNZO Kenya project, The Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) and The Kenya Healthcare Federation (KHF) are going to hold the launch of the Afya Elimu Fund on Thursday 29th September 2016, at the Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi from 11:00 AM.

Kenya Loan Program Will Help 10,000 Students in Next Five Years Become Health Workers

The Afya Elimu Fund is a joint venture between IntraHealth International’s FUNZOKenya project, the Higher Education Loans Board, and the Kenya Healthcare Federation. Other partners include the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Planning and Devolution, as well as local private-sector contributors including the Family Group Foundation, The I&M Bank and The Ratansi Educational Trust.