CEO and President Emily Bancroft ,Vice President of Partnerships and Impact Claudia Shilumani, [Photo: Courtesy]
VillageReach has opened its Africa Regional Hub in Nairobi, Kenya, as it seek to opens strategic opportunities to partner more closely with the Kenyan Ministry of Health, further integrating VillageReach into Kenya’s vibrant global health community by establishing stronger links with regional partners.
The establishment of the hub is in line with VillageReach’s mission to transform health care delivery to everyone and its 2030 strategy, whose aim is to reduce inequities in access to quality primary health care for 350 million people over the next six years.
Speaking during the opening ceremony CEO and President of VillageReach Emily Bancroft said remained optimistic that the hub will increase collaboration and streamlined operational support to our country teams and our partners across the 15 countries we support.
“As a locally driven and globally connected organization, we have long been committed to increasing placement of leadership presence and allocating resources closer to our work. 73% of our global staff are based throughout Africa. Having a strategic center on the continent to support their work ensures that VillageReach is prepared to deliver on our new 2030 Strategy,” said Emily Bancroft, CEO and President of VillageReach. “
The Africa Regional Hub office in Nairobi will facilitate collaboration with governments, the private sector and partners internationally and within Kenya to rapidly replicate and scale innovative, responsive primary health care solutions that can efficiently navigate the complexities of health care delivery and make substantial impact on a continental scale.
This is as it is working closely with the Ministry of Health to expand the country’s Health Hotline capabilities and reach.
VillageReach partnership extends to tackling polio outbreaks, where they work jointly to improve the sample transportation processes, ensuring swift and high-quality sample delivery from community health centers to national and international laboratories.
To do this, the organization is strengthening the capacity of health workers and providing crucial support through digital tools that unlock vast health care information and keep health workers at the forefront of best practices ultimately improving the quality of care they deliver.
Vice President of Partnerships and Impact Claudia Shilumani said Kenya was selected as the Africa Regional Hub due to its strategic positioning.
”We are confident in the country’s ability to contribute significantly to progress in the global health sector and look forward to deep collaborations with the Ministry of Health in Kenya.,” said Claudia Shilumani,