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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

NCD-RisC paper on global trends in risk factors for non-communicable diseases

The Non-Communicable Disease Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) has collected and analysed data from over 2,545 population-based studies in almost 200 countries, on major risk factors for non-communicable diseases. The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) and PharmAccess contributed to this research by delivering data from their impact evaluations in Nigeria and Namibia. Read more

Dec 04, 2017 publication
Credit Bank and Medical Credit Fund partner to increase access to finance for Kenyan health sector

On 20 November 2017, Credit Bank and the Medical Credit Fund have announced a partnership that aims to increase access to better healthcare services in Kenya. The partnership benefits private healthcare institutions and accommodates access to technical assistance and affordable financial support with the aim of improving the quality of healthcare. Read more

Nov 21, 2017 in-the-media
Launch of Woman360 to accelerate entrepreneurship in healthcare in Ghana

Last week during a festive launch, Woman360, standing for exceptional maternal care always, was born. Woman360 is a franchise for high quality antenatal and delivery services. According to Dutch ambassador Ron Strikker “Woman360 creates the opportunity to meet the demand of the middle-income women who are willing to pay for better services for health, which improves overall health in Ghana.” Read more

Nov 02, 2017 in-the-media
Queen Máxima visits Lagos digital health insurance pilot

Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands visited Nigeria this week in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA). The main aim of the visit was to explore opportunities to accelerate Nigeria’s National Financial Inclusion Strategy. She also visited a private hospital where, upon the request of the Lagos State Government, PharmAccess and CarePay are piloting a digital health insurance program... Read more

Nov 01, 2017 news
Great Escape Documentary will be shown at Dutch Global Health Film Festival

Partner of PharmAccess, The Joep Lange Institute, is proud to present its documentary ‘The Great Escape’ at the first Dutch Global Health Film Festival that is taking place in Utrecht on Saturday October 28th. The London based initiative introduces the festival for the first time in the Netherlands to bring together people with interest in global health to think, discuss and debate about global health related issues. The Great Escape is a short documentary how to reach social equity in healthcare in Africa by using mobile technology.

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Oct 25, 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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Mobile health
Mobile health

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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… 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


Enrollees in health insurance programs
Health insurance


Health financing
Total disbursed loan amount


Quality improvement
Clinics active in quality improvement program

Our facilities

St. Patrick's Health Care Centre

Facility Specs
No. staff
Loan type
No. patients/month
SafeCare level
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.

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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.