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Multi Stakeholder Partnership

In Kenya, the health sector faces serious human resource shortages despite a rising disease burden; the WHO categorized the County as one of the 57 Human Resources for Health (HRH) crisis counties. Health care worker shortages highlight challenges in availability, financing, regulation and workforce planning that ultimately contributes to poor health performance (Mugo et al., 2014)[1]. In order to improve the availability, deployment and conditions of health professionals, partnerships and collaboration need to be strengthened as well as networking and dialogue capabilities. Furthermore, mechanisms need to be harmonized, sustainable financing on national and local level guaranteed, and advocacy work for health professionals undertaken. The proposed Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (MSP) project aims to catalyze action towards HRH, and in particular specialized health professionals, through coordinated advocacy efforts in Kenya.

[1] Mugo, S., Nyandika, L. & Okibo, B. W. (2014). Strategic Human Resource Management in Health Sector in Kenya. Global Journal of Management and Business Research, 14(17). 80-86.

The Multi-Stakeholder Partnership (MSP) initiative for specialized health professional is coordinated by: Kenya Health Care Federation (KHF), AMREF Health Africa and Malteser International with support from German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and Ministry of Health.


To stimulate health systems strengthening in Kenya through inclusion of specialised services.    


Towards universal health coverage through increased access to specialised services.    


Creating a vibrant MSP that stimulates strengthening of health system services through inclusivity of specialised services.

Focus Areas


Human Resources for Health

Human Resources for Health (HRH)

In light of Kenya’s vision 2030, the MSP seeks to tackle the severe shortage of health professionals across the country by fostering multi-stakeholder collaboration as well as improving training, education and labour market absorption for specialized health professionals.

Public Private Partnerships

Public Private Partnerships

MSP aims to strengthen public and private partnerships in health by engaging various actors and creating synergies for improved specialized care in the country.