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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

Mobile health
Mobile health

Access to healthcare for everyone, via mobile technology

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Universal Health Coverage
Universal Health Coverage

Financial protection for those who fall ill, with inclusive insurances

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Health investments
Health investments

Improving private health care performances, with loans and investments

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Healthcare quality standards
Healthcare quality standards

Measure the quality of health providers, with objective standards

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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

Digital healthcare exchange platforms could help monitor antibiotic prescriptions in primary care

Through a collaboration of researchers from the Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development (AIGHD), PharmAccess Foundation and Getrude’s Children’s Hospital, a study was conducted to evaluate the antibiotic prescriptions in primary care in Nairobi. This work was done using data from the M-TIBA platform. Read more

Nov 11, 2019 publication
Quality HealthCare: The Pathway to Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria

PharmAccess Nigeria partners with Nigeria Health Watch to host the 2019 Future of Health Quality Conference with the theme Time to Focus on Quality in Healthcare: Improving Outcomes. The aim of the conference was to develop strategies and goal-oriented conversations among health care professionals to foster improved access to quality and affordable healthcare. Read more

Oct 28, 2019 news
PharmAccess, CarePay, showcase the role of Digital Technology in enabling UHC

USAID Digital Financial Service team visits Subol Hospital Lagos to view how CarePay digital and mobile platform enables Health Insurance Administration. Read more

Aug 21, 2019 news
Looking Back at the FT Future of Health Conference

In May, PharmAccess took part in the Financial Times Future of Health Conference, cohosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Joep Lange Institute. The conference, with special guests Her Majesty Queen Máxima, Netherlands Minister of Foreign Trade & Development Sigrid Kaag and Ghana Senior Minister Hon. Dr. Osafo Yaw and many other decision-makers and game-changers in Global Health, stimulated debate and show cased the action required to achieve universal health coverage, faster and better. Read more

Jul 25, 2019 news
Remembering Joep and Jacqueline

It’s been five years since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over Eastern Ukraine. All 298 on board were killed, including our director Prof. Joep Lange and our colleague Jacqueline van Tongeren, who were on their way to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Read more

Jul 17, 2019 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.

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