KENYA –  Kenya Healthcare Federation has appointed Dr Tim Theuri as the Chief Executive Officer effective immediately.

Dr Theuri currently serves as a non-executive President of The Kenya Dental association (KDA). He has more than eight years wealth of experience and rich networks as a highly professional business leader.

He holds a Bachelor in Dental Surgery, certifications in Business Administration and is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists as well as the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He began his career as a Dental Surgeon in Murang’a County rising to head dental services at the county referral Hospital.

“He joins us to steer our next phase of growth where he will build sustainability management practices, continue to build strong partnerships for KHF, and effect resource mobilization and membership engagement. His senior leadership positions have given him hands-on experience leading valued brand organizations,” the federation said in a statement.

“Combined with his drive, work ethic and being a good learner, he is a good fit for KHF in its next stages of growth.”

Dr Theuri has previously served as the Assistant National secretary of KDA 2016-2018 and National Secretary from 2018-2020. He became the President of KDA in 2021.

In that duration, he has overseen numerous projects, initiated, and implemented digital transformation of the association and guided rise from the pandemic to a record-high number of members.

Dr Theuri has held various senior positions as resource person in taskforces at the Ministry of Health numerous technical working groups and committees at Kenya Medical Practioners & Dentist Council, Association of Professional Societies of East Africa, and Kenya Professional Development Fund.

His knowledge of the industry and strong analytical competencies have seen him become a key opinion leader.

Dr Theuri is the founding partner at DentalAccess Clinic, one of the largest dental centers by client base and dental officers’ establishment in Nairobi.

He takes over from Dr Anastasia Nyalita who was appointed County Executive Committee (CEC) for Health, Nairobi County after a successful 3-year stint at Kenya Healthcare Federation.

“Dr Nyalita has our full blessings and support. We are confident she will do well in her new assignment,” the federation commented in a statement.

KHF is the Health Sector Board of Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) dedicated to engaging the government and all relevant stakeholders towards achieving quality healthcare.

Last year, the federation called for the Government of Kenya to fast track the ratification of the treaty for the establishment of African Medicines Agency (AMA) as well as secure hosting of AMA in Kenya.

The African Medicines Agency is a proposed specialized agency of the African Union intended to facilitate the harmonization of medical regulation throughout the African Union.

The agency also seeks to encourage pharmaceutical knowledge sharing between African countries as well as expand access to effective, safe and quality medicines for patients to support the continent’s fight against health crises.

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