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Africa is at a crossroads

 

Mobile technology is disrupting every layer of society at an unprecedented pace. “The biggest social equalizer now in this part of the world, I believe is a cell phone,” explains Dr. Khama Rogo, Head of Health in Africa Initiative, IFC/World Bank Group in the documentary titled The Great Escape. The documentary was made for the Joep Lange Institute.

 

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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The M-TIBA dashboard

Access to healthcare is one of the biggest challenges in Kenya. Mobile health platform M-TIBA provides access to better healthcare for Kenyans by connecting people to clinics and healthcare funders through a mobile health wallet. M-TIBA enables people to receive funds, to save, and pay for medical treatment at clinics, directly trough their mobile phone.

Change the life of a Kenyan family today

The digital revolution makes it possible to reach people directly. PharmAccess has initiated the HealthConnect Foundation and launched an innovative platform that allows peer-to-peer funding, with the aim of supporting access to basic healthcare. This pilot connects people in the Netherlands with 2000 families in Nairobi. Join the campaign!

Latest news and facts

UHC milestone in Nigeria as Kwara State launches health insurance for all

The journey towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Nigeria took a step closer today with the launch of mandatory health insurance for every person living in the state of Kwara. This significant milestone allocates Government funds to pay the premiums of the poor and vulnerable in society as full subsidies. Read more

Jul 12, 2018 news
Report on Quality of Care can Accelerate Global Efforts for Better Healthcare

A new report acknowledging the central role quality care must play in realizing meaningful universal health coverage (UHC) has been welcomed by PharmAccess Group. The report, which is the first ever joint global report from the OECD, WHO and the World Bank describes the essential role of delivering quality health services to achieving UHC, saying that poor-quality health services are increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally. It notes that the problem is particular acute in low to middle income countries as hospitalized patients are more likely to acquire an infection during their stay. Read more

Jul 11, 2018 news
CarePay Named Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

CarePay is today being recognised as a Technology Pioneer 2018 by the World Eonomic Forum. Launched in 2000, The Technology Pioneer community recognises companies that are designing, developing and deploying new technologies that can have a significant impact on business and society. Read more

Jun 21, 2018 pressrelease
How mobile technology helps us understand what matters most to patients

In Kenya, a PharmAccess partnership pilot project with the International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) is using digital solutions to develop an understanding of how the principles of value-based healthcare in low and middle-income countries can be applied. Read more

Jun 21, 2018 news
Technologies That Transform Healthcare and Empower People - PharmAccess' panel session at the European Development Days

At this year’s European Development Days PharmAccess hosted a panel session on technology and the power it has to improve healthcare for women. Every day around the world 830 women die from preventable pregnancy related causes and it is a common experience for women in developing countries to be excluded from quality healthcare. The panel discussion centered on how to harness the tremendous technological progress that is happening all around us for the benefit of those currently left out. Read more

Jun 12, 2018 news

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.