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Empowering Change: Our Commitment to Gender Equality and Health Access


In Africa, where the landscape is as diverse as its cultures, a beacon of hope and change is shining brightly through the efforts of Health Procurement Africa (HPA). As the world marks another International Women's Day, it's a moment to reflect on the strides we've made towards gender equality and the empowerment of all individuals, regardless of gender. At HPA, our mission transcends the provision of healthcare resources; it's about building a foundation where equality, education, and empowerment are accessible to everyone.

Bridging the Gender Gap in Healthcare:

Gender equality is not just a fundamental human right but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable world. Recognizing this, HPA has embarked on a journey to reduce gender gaps and barriers in access to healthcare resources. Our programs are meticulously designed to ensure that men and women in Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and beyond have equitable access to essential Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Adolescent Health (RMNCH) products.

Empowering Through Education:

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world, as Nelson Mandela once said. HPA lives by this creed, offering equal opportunities for both genders to join our Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) qualification program. This initiative is not just about professional development; it's a gateway for individuals to empower themselves, make informed decisions, and contribute significantly to their communities.

A Gender-Intentional Workforce:

At HPA, we are intentional about our team composition. Our East Africa office is a testament to woman-led leadership, driving forward our mission with resilience and wisdom. Across Africa, our team's gender composition is a balanced 50/50, reflecting our commitment to gender equality. This intentional diversity ensures a variety of perspectives, fostering a more innovative and effective approach to tackling healthcare challenges.

Knowledge Hub - A Platform for Growth:

Our Knowledge Hub, stands as an open invitation for all genders to learn, share, and grow together. In this space, knowledge transcends boundaries, empowering individuals with the tools they need to make a difference. Every month, our "Ask the Experts" events further this ethos, ensuring diverse voices are heard and valued. 

Celebrating International Women's Day:

As we celebrate International Women's Day, we not only honor the achievements of women around the globe but also recommit ourselves to the ongoing struggle for gender equality. HPA is proud to be part of this global movement, championing the rights and health of all individuals.

The journey towards gender equality and improved healthcare access is a collective one, requiring the efforts of every individual, community, and organization. Health Procurement Africa is dedicated to playing a pivotal role in this journey, driving change through empowerment, education, and equality. Together, we can build a healthier, more equitable future for all.

Join us in our mission to empower, educate, and provide equitable healthcare access. Register for our Knowledge Hub, participate in our programs, and let's make a difference together. Because when we empower individuals, we empower communities. And when we empower communities, we change the world.


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