Mandate & Scope

As membership based apex body, EAHP’s mandate has two prongs. The first source of mandate is inspired by articles 7, 118, 127, 128 and 129 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community (EAC) to provide coordination of the voices, structured representation of its members in order to effectively drive sustainable health development and growth in the region. The second source of mandate is by virtue of the fact that EAHP is a membership apex body and the aspirations of the members becomes an automation for EAHP should do and how.

EAHP geographic coverage is defined within the context of the East Africa Community (EAC) membership with current Partner States being Republic Burundi, Republic Kenya, Republic Rwanda, Republic South Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania and Republic of Uganda. The sector focus is defined in the context of article 118, and membership eligibility is defined in the context of the articles 127, 128 and 129 of the EAC treaty.
EAHP believes in value creation hence its programmes’ form and direction are based on needs of members and the community at large while inspired by partners at any given time and space.

Values and Principles

  1. Professionalism: The platform conducts its business professionally to provide effective advocacy and engagement with the EAC, members and physical therapy services to individual patients/clients, to serve the profession, and to positively influence the health of society.
  2. Accountability: The Platform will operate with clarity, consistency, honesty, truthful with zero tolerance for corruption, without ambiguity, subterfuge and hidden agendas. Its actions, decision-making rationale and position on issues shall be transparent to all its stakeholders and shall all be clearly linked to the interests of its members.
  3. Value Creation: We constantly strive to enable our members to become high- performance actors building a track record of responsiveness, relevance and value addition with the focus of creating win-win solutions for duty bearers, service providers and consumers.
  4. Equity: we recognise our varying origination and theories of operation, however we commit to share equal space and contextualised recognition assuring inclusivity, public good, social justice and accessibility.

The EAHP strategic direction and its operations shall be guided by core principles:
Unity in diversity – we shall promote "unity without uniformity and diversity without fragmentation” shifting focus from unity based on a mere tolerance of physical, cultural, linguistic, social, religious, political, ideological and/or psychological differences, while thriving towards a more complex unity based on an understanding that difference enriches ecological interactions.
Rights-based approach – we shall endeavour to integrate human rights norms and principles in the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of health-related policies and programs within EAHP and sectors policies we advocate for. Mutual Trust - We shall endeavor to treat everyone fairly and with respect. We pursue an open and trusting dialogue internally within the platform, and externally with our principals and operations partners.
Commitment - We are committed to being the best we can be. In order to achieve this, we fully commit to consistently delivering on expectations, go the extra mile to get the job done and constantly seek to improve ourselves and our service, cultivating our knowledge, skill, and attitudes to achieve excellence.

Positioning statement
For the East Africa based Private Sector Operators -healthcare and Pharmaceutical industry (PSOs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) including Non-Governmental Organizations ,Faith Based Organizations (FBOs) and Interest Groups who aspire to engage and positively influence regional health policies; EAHP provides a One Stop Shop for evidence based interest representation, strategic health information, capability development, and a networking for markets opportunities; AND

For the Public Sector and EAC health related institutions seeking to meaningfully engage non state actors in health policy and service matters, EAHP provides a unique mix of serious, informed operators both in the business and social investment sectors carrying the regional health integration agenda at heart; AND

For Development partners interested and operating in the EAC region strategically positioned to invest in regional integration through the health sector, EAHP as the only health platform, provides a single entry point to engaging, investing and partnering with any Non State Actor of your choice; BEACAUSE

EAHP is a multidimensional apex body, the only place where corporate and social investors meet, work and advance a health integration agenda in a coherent, harmonized and value based manner

Objectives and Strategic Focus

  1. To advocate for the development and or reform of effective policies and appropriate legislation for the promotion of sustainable health growth and development in East Africa;

  2. To represent and voice it’s members position in the EAC health related policy and legislation processes;

  3. To monitor the implementation of regional health policies, legislation, practices and international commitments to ensure that PSOs, CSOs, FBOs effectively drive and shape sustainable development and growth in the region;

  4. To increase and facilitate its members engagement with the EAC Secretariat, its organs, institutions and other regional economic communities (RECs) on health matters;

  5. To provide capacity building and networking opportunities for its members on health policies and legislation regionally and international.