Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to the Kenya Hospital Association (KHA), trading as The Nairobi Hospital, for a feasibility study to expand and improve healthcare access and services in Kenya. The study will support KHA’s intent to establish five medical centers across Kenya, digitize its operations, and expand cancer treatment services at The Nairobi Hospital.
“Investment in healthcare infrastructure is crucial to ensuring Kenya’s prosperity. This is why USTDA embraces this opportunity to partner with the Kenya Hospital Association to increase access to high-quality healthcare for underserved Kenyans,” said Enoh T. Ebong, USTDA’s Director. “Our engagement will also create opportunities for U.S. companies to offer world-class, state-of-the-art solutions for Kenya’s healthcare priorities.”
KHA is a not-for-profit organization that operates The Nairobi Hospital and six outpatient centers, serving over 96,000 patients a year. USTDA’s feasibility study will provide KHA a market assessment and design brief for five medical centers, recommendations for acquiring and installing new oncology equipment, and a technical analysis to upgrade and integrate existing information technology systems.
U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Meg Whitman joined USTDA in the grant signing and said: “As the pandemic has shown us, expanding healthcare access requires international cooperation at the highest levels, and that’s certainly applicable for cancer treatment. Through USTDA, the U.S. Embassy is proud to work together with Kenya to promote innovative U.S. solutions for cancer treatment, strengthening its health system.”
James Nyamongo, CEO of The Nairobi Hospital, said: “The Nairobi Hospital is excited to partner with the U.S. Trade and Development Agency on these projects. This collaboration will be a significant step in enhancing access to quality healthcare and promoting innovation to tackle emergent healthcare issues in the region. This partnership aims to establish a scalable, sustainable healthcare system that benefits all Kenyans by combining the strengths and capabilities of the two organizations. We are pleased that USTDA’s objective to advance health priorities in Africa ties with our shared ambition to contribute to the national Universal Healthcare goal by developing capacity, infrastructure, and innovation in health systems.”
This study advances USTDA’s Coalition for Healthcare Infrastructure in Africa, a collaboration with U.S. industry to advance Africa’s healthcare infrastructure priorities in partnership with Africa’s public and private sectors. It also advances the Biden-Harris Administration’s Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment by prioritizing health and health security through investments in patient-centered health services. The project also advances the U.S. government’s Prosper Africa initiative to substantially increase two-way trade and investment between the United States and Africa.
U.S. businesses interested in submitting proposals for the USTDA-funded feasibility study should visit www.ustda.gov/work/bid-on-an-overseas-project.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.
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