Cardno is a global professional infrastructure and environmental services company that provides specialist expertise in the development and improvement of physical, economic and social infrastructure. Cardno Emerging Markets (East Africa) Ltd is a fully independent business located in Nairobi, Kenya (since 1985) and managed by a Kenyan Director. We are truly a Kenyan organisation, deeply rooted in East Africa and able to respond to the region’s development agenda with solutions that are informed by a strong knowledge of the local situation. We understand the issues pertaining to climate change adaptation in Kenya and have been operational for over 30 years providing technical advisory support to climate change and adaptation around the world.

The Private Sector Innovation Programme for Health (PSP4H) is a two-year programme funded by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and implemented by a consortium led by Cardno Emerging Markets Ltd mandated to conduct action research and explore a new area for DFID Kenya, namely the markets in which poor people pay for-profit providers and shop-keepers for healthcare. The overall objective of the PSP4H programme is to learn lessons of how a market systems approach might benefit pro-poor health interventions. The primary target group for the project is the ‘working poor’, who have some disposable income and usually make out-of-pocket payments for health care.

UK Aid’s Department for International Development (DFID)

The Department for International Development (DFID’s) mission is to help eradicate poverty in the world’s poorest countries. This is underpinned by their set of values:

  • Ambition and determination to eliminate poverty
  • Ability to work effectively with others
  • Desire to listen, learn and be creative
  • Diversity and the need to balance work and private life
  • Professionalism and knowledge

AKMLSO is a representative professional organization that was established to promote and protect the interests of Medical Laboratory Scientific Officers in Kenya Founded in 1964, AKMLSO represents two cadres of members in the medical laboratory profession – Medical Laboratory Technicians (Certificateholders) and Medical Laboratory Technologists (Diploma, Higher Diploma and Degree holders)

In 1970, it was thought that the name should be changed from Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians Association (KMLTA) to Association of Kenya Medical Laboratory Scientific Officers (AKMLSO), so that both cadres can be adequately accommodated.