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PharmAccess believes in doing healthcare better.


With a focus on sub-Saharan Africa, we work on improving the whole system so that everyone has access to care when they need it, not just when they can afford it.

Find out what this means in practice by watching our short animation.

Our activities

Health investments
Health investments

Mobilizing capital into the private sector

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Quality standards
Quality standards

SafeCare basic healthcare standards

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Mobile health
Mobile health

The future of access to healthcare is mobile

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Health insurance
Health insurance

Developing organized demand for healthcare

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Connecting people to affordable healthcare

At PharmAccess, our vision is a world where everybody is connected to affordable healthcare through mobile technology. Mobile technology has disrupted virtually every industry. It has created transparent business models that drastically cut transaction costs while putting the end user at the center.

Crucially, a person with a mobile phone is a person with a voice. With a simple piece of technology in their hands, those who were typically excluded can participate in the types of services and exchanges that many of us take for granted. This is why PharmAccess believes that new digital platforms like M-TIBA hold the key to democratizing healthcare.

See how M-TIBA is growing in Kenya.

Latest news and facts

Business of Quality project shows that excellence in healthcare achievable in low resource settings

PharmAccess International has successfully implemented an innovative quality of care program in Tanzania – the Business of Quality. The four-year project, funded by UKAID – through the Health Development and Innovation Fund, was aimed at improving quality of care, strengthening business performance, and supporting facilities access affordable loans to invest in the provision of better care. Read more

Dec 07, 2018 news
European Investment Bank (EIB) supports Medical Credit Fund with USD 5 million for health facility investment

Medical Credit Fund (MCF) PharmAccess Group's non-profit health fund dedicated to providing loans to small and medium-sized healthcare facilities in Africa, has received European backing. The European Investment Bank, the investment arm of the European Union, has signed a USD 5 million (KhSh 514 million) loan agreement with MCF. Read more

Nov 29, 2018 news
Seeking Quality Healthcare Innovation Through Hospital Design: A New Roundtable Series

In early November architects from across East Africa gathered in Nairobi to attend the first in a series of hospital development workshops. The workshops, entitled, “Improving Quality Healthcare through Hospital Design and Construction,” are exploring through discussion and shared best practice how architecture plays a fundamental role in the provision of quality healthcare. Read more

Nov 20, 2018 news
PharmAccess at UN High Level NCD Meeting in New York and World Health Summit in Berlin

In late September the United Nations held the Third High Level Meeting on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in New York. The gathering comes at a critical time. Accelerating the response to address NCDs for the health and well-being of present and future generations is one of the key global health challenges of today. Read more

Nov 12, 2018 blog
PharmAccess, Sanofi and CarePay partner to digitize diabetes and hypertension care in Kenya

An innovative pilot that will empower patients to access affordable and quality NCD care with a mobile phone and offers healthcare financing stakeholders a potentially scalable and efficient service model Read more

Nov 08, 2018 news

About PharmAccess

PharmAccess believes in doing healthcare better. With a focus on sub-Saharan Africa, we work on improving the whole system. This means mobilizing private and public resources to get more money into the system, measuring and improving quality, and reaching even the most excluded through simple technologies like the mobile phone.

This approach to healthcare is designed to ensure that everyone has access to better care when they need it, not just when they can afford it.