Kenya Program Profile

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The SHOPS project implemented a three-year program funded by the United States Agency for International Development (February 2012 to September 2015) in Kenya that had two objectives: (1) increase health care coverage through new and expanded private health care financing mechanisms; and (2) increase the availability and improve the sustainability of quality private health and HIV and AIDS services and products by identifying, supporting, and improving private sector models. This profile presents the goals, components, results, and the following lessons learned from the SHOPS program in Kenya:

  • The private health sector presents additional opportunities to mobilize domestic resources for health programs.
  • Private health insurance could be an effective tool to increase the population of people living with HIV enrolled in antiretroviral therapy by expanding access to care and treatment at private health facilities.
  • Engaging the private sector requires addressing business challenges.
  • New technologies and data present opportunities to strengthen sustainable private sector models.
  • The private sector is not accustomed to sharing information.

SHOPS Project


SHOPS Project

April 2015
Resource Types
Program Profile
Technical Area
Health Financing
Networks and Franchising
Public-Private Engagement
Social and Behavior Change Communication
Health Area
Child Health
financing mechanisms
health insurance
health policy
payment of health care providers
private health insurance
public-private dialogue
public-private partnerships
social franchise
Sub-Saharan Africa
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Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus is a five-year cooperative agreement (AID-OAA-A-15-00067) funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). This website is made possible by the generous support of the American people through USAID. The information provided on this website is not official U.S. government information and does not represent the views or positions of USAID or the U.S. government.

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