The CHAK Annual Health Conference and Annual General Meeting was held on April 24-26, 2018 at the Desmond Tutu Conference Centre in Nairobi.
The conference whose theme was “Universal Health Coverage goal by Government of Kenya; FBOs strategic engagement” saw informative presentations from CHAK, member health facilities and MOH touching on health care various themes.
The conference delivery structure included:
Presentations were received from:
A total of 27 Healthy Heart Africa implementing facilities were recognized for surpassing targets in hypertension screening, treatment or both. The HHA hypertension project is a three-year initiative ending in 2020, supported by AstraZeneca.
It is implemented in 53 CHAK member health units and seven high volume county health facilities spread across 22 counties. The project’s strategies involve the key areas of patient awareness, improved care and treatment and control of hypertension. In 2017, patient awareness and education activities were scaled up.
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting was held on April 26, 2018. The AGM received the Chairman’s and Treasurer’s reports on the state of the Association.
EXCO elections were held for Vice Chairman and RCC chairpersons for Eastern/North Eastern and Western/North Rift regions. Dr. Mary Muchendu was re-elected vice chair while Mary Gitari and Dr Oliver Mamati were re-elected to serve another term as regional chairs for the Eastern/North Eastern and Western/North Rift regions respectively.
The 2019 CHAK Annual Health Conference and AGM will be held on April 23-25, 2019 at the AACC Desmond Tutu Conference Centre.