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.

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.

Imelda Achieng Wants to Find a Cure for HIV for Her Mum

Homa Bay County, Kenya, where Imelda comes from, has the highest HIV prevalence in Kenya. The Kenya AIDS Indicator Survey of 2014 estimates that over 25% of the one million residents here are HIV-positive. The national prevalence, according to the same report, is 6%. Imelda is now among 9,000 medical students in Kenya benefitting from the Afya Elimu Fund.

Catherine Abongo

A personal testimony from beneficiary of the IntraHealth International supported loan fund for medical training

“I am a first born in a family of four. My mother was a nurse but had to retire early due to illness. My father died when I was in class seven and from this point my education became very difficult…