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New partnership i-PUSH introduces mobile innovations to revolutionize healthcare in Kenya

Amref Health Africa and PharmAccess have joined forces in an innovative partnership called i-PUSH, that was officially launched at the Radisson Blue Hotel in Nairobi at the beginning of March. i-PUSH seems poised to change the healthcare landscape in Kenya. It leverages on the mobile technology revolution in Kenya to directly connect people to healthcare financing, quality and knowledge. The aim is to improve access to better care for half a million Kenyans, with a focus on women and their children. Read more

Mar 15, 2017 news
SafeCare standards re-accredited by ISQua

(Amsterdam/Cape Town/Chicago – March 7, 2017) In sub-Saharan Africa, many health care clinics do not have the resources to apply for or achieve accreditation—resources such as a consistent supply of medication or the infrastructure to keep patient records safe and secure. SafeCare provides these clinics an option to improve care for their patients with quality improvement standards they can comply with even under restricted conditions. Read more

Mar 07, 2017 pressrelease
PharmAccess at Africa Health Agenda International Conference 2017

The conference, taking place between 7th and 9th of March in Nairobi, will facilitate continuing exchange of scientific knowledge and research findings, and stimulate debate on strategies, ideas and innovations and the application of knowledge to inform health care financing, human resources for health and community systems strengthening policy and practice for the SDGs health agenda. Read more

Mar 03, 2017 news
Atlas2018 interviews Onno Schellekens as part of the Frontrunners series

"Health, it only works when you look at people from an individual point of view, who they are, what they need independent of religion, sexual orientation, wealth or anything like that. It's just a person who is sick and needs health" Read more

Feb 27, 2017 video
Medical Credit Fund hosts session on innovative healthcare financing at AFIF 2017

PharmAccess and Medical Credit Fund joined forces with BlueCloud Healthcare to organize the only healthcare-focused plenary session at this year’s Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) in Nairobi. Keynote speaker former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon highlighted that ‘social and economic development can only be led by the private sector.’ Read more

Feb 20, 2017 news

Our activities

Through our activities in provider services, quality standards, healthcare investments, health insurance, mHealth and health analytics, we aim to build trust throughout the African healthcare system.

Provider services
Provider services

It all starts with improving healthcare quality

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Health investments
Health investments

Mobilizing capital into the private health sector

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Quality standards
Quality standards

SafeCare basic healthcare standards

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mHealth
mHealth

Mobile health: pioneering a healthcare revolution

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Health insurance
Health insurance

Developing organized demand for healthcare

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Health analytics
Health analytics

Learning, operational research & impact evaluation.

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… See how we work

Setting in motion an upward spiral of trust, capital, quality and availability of health services. Through an integrated approach, we leverage donor contributions to increase trust in the health system, reduce risk and transaction costs, and pave the way for private investments in quality and accessibility of care.

Our results

317.104

Enrollees in health insurance programs
Health insurance

21.485493

Health financing
Total disbursed loan amount

1.899

Quality improvement
Clinics active in quality improvement program

Our facilities

St. Patrick's Health Care Centre

Facility Specs
Loan type
Entry
No. patients/month
2078
Category
Dispensary

PharmAccess briefs

The PharmAccess briefs provide an overview, insights and background on several projects, or subject areas usually dealt with in long form researches conducted by PharmAccess and our partners. Visit our library for all briefs.

RESEARCH BRIEF
ACTUARIAL LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE ICHF
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RESEARCH BRIEF
TECHNOLOGY FOR PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT
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RESEARCH BRIEF
SPOTLIGHT ON KENYA
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The Joep Lange Institute

Joep Lange strongly opposed the pervasive inequality in healthcare. He dedicated his entire career to challenging this status quo through science, activism and pragmatism. The Joep Lange Institute continues his fight to making health markets work for the poor in countries where the system fails the people.

About the PharmAccess Group

The PharmAccess Group is dedicated to improving access to better healthcare in Africa. It mobilizes public and private resources for the benefit of doctors and patients through clinical standards and quality improvements, loans for healthcare providers, health insurance, mHealth innovations and operational research.

Health Insurance Fund, a fund for innovative and inclusive quality healthcare for Africa, supports the activities of the PharmAccess Group. Medical Credit Fund facilitates loans and technical assistance for private healthcare SMEs. SafeCare benchmarks quality levels and helps healthcare providers to improve their services. This integrated approach was initiated and is implemented by the PharmAccess Foundation. Together, these organizations form the PharmAccess Group.