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The Economist publishes white paper on Global Access to Healthcare

The report, compiled with among others insights from a broad range of experts including two PharmAccess directors, examines the challenges and opportunities countries face as they attempt to improve access to high-quality healthcare. Read more

Jun 22, 2017 publication
Joep Lange Institute hosts evening with Dan Ariely at De Balie

We all know that companies like Facebook and Google analyze our behavior to sell ads. Why can’t we use this approach and develop social innovations to help people live healthier lives? Read more

Jun 21, 2017 news
Peer2peer healthcare financing platform HealthConnect launched

HealthConnect is a digital platform for mobile-to-mobile transactions for healthcare in Africa. Her Royal Highness Princess Mabel van Oranje completed the first HealthConnect transaction ahead of the official launch at the 25th AmsterdamDiner on Saturday 17 June 2017. With just a few clicks, she demonstrated how simple it is for any individual to directly pay for the basic healthcare needs of a Kenyan family. Read more

Jun 19, 2017 news
New financing round brings Medical Credit Fund to more than USD 40m – catalyzing access to capital for health SMEs in Africa

Today, Medical Credit Fund announced the closing of a new financing round from both public and private sources to further expand its portfolio. Read more

Jun 12, 2017 pressrelease
M-TIBA wins 2017 Financial Times/IFC Transformational Business Award

We are very proud to announce that M-TIBA, represented by CarePay, has received the FT/IFC Transformational Business Award in the category Achievement in Sustainable Development, with a focus on Health, Wellness and Disease Prevention. This was presented during an FT/IFC award ceremony in London on Thursday, 8th June 2017. Read more

Jun 09, 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.

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

Digital technology as an accelerator

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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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Provider services
Provider services

It all starts with improving healthcare quality

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Advisory Services
Advisory Services

Assessment, report, support.

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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
No. staff
29
Loan type
Entry
No. patients/month
337
SafeCare level
4
Category
Health Centre, Maternity Home, Nursing Home

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.