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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

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
SafeCare the Catalyst for Quality of Care Improvement at Clinics in Ghana and Kenya

Last week two milestones were reached in quality of care services at health facilities in Ghana and Kenya. The clinics are part of SafeCare - the PharmAccess standards based approach for measuring, improving and recognizing the quality of healthcare services in resource restricted settings. Read more

Nov 05, 2018 news
Easy Access Digital Solution for Lagos Insurance Scheme Unveiled for Global Fund Leadership in Lagos

On Thursday 25th October the leadership team of The Global Fund visited Subol Hospital in Lagos to witness a demonstration of a technology platform that will make access to the State-wide insurance scheme by residents, especially those of underprivileged households, much easier. It is part of a Proof of Concept trial for the Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme (LSHS) being run in partnership by PharmAccess and Carepay in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Health. Read more

Nov 01, 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.