Building Capacity of the Rwanda Healthcare Federation
This programme provides a range of capacity building support to strengthen the nascent Rwanda Healthcare Federation (RHF) by leveraging the experience and assistance of its 'sister' organisations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
Increasingly, governments in Sub-Saharan Africa are engaging non-state actors in the financing and delivery of healthcare services to their populations. In response, a number of 'umbrella' private sector federation bodies have been established to help the fragmented range of private sector health actors organise themselves and their priorities in order to dialogue and engage effectively with government.
This programme provides a range of capacity building support to strengthen the nascent Rwanda Healthcare Federation (RHF) by leveraging the experience and assistance of its 'sister' organisations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. It explores the challenges and best practices emerging from establishing and sustaining a private professional association, and includes the following components:
- Establishing a RHF Secretariat to manage and coordinate its activities
- Defining a RHF Strategy and Operational Model in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda (Ministry of Health)
- Conducting a Situation Analysis of the current health services performed by the private sector in Rwanda
- Devising accreditation models and training curricula to support quality improvement of RHF members
- Organising a series of workshops with Federation members in the East African region to promote sharing of best practice and align approaches
Implementation Timeline: Jan 2014 - Dec 2015
Implementing Partner: Kenya Healthcare Federation
This programme has been enabled by a World Bank DGF grant awarded to HANSHEP in 2014.