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Third edition of the World Healthcare Forum brings together stakeholders from different industries and backgrounds.

The two-day event, which took place in The Hague on 28 and 29 of November, was opened by special guest Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands and brought together stakeholders from different industries and backgrounds, who are all committed to addressing key healthcare challenges. Read more

Dec 02, 2016 news
UN publication Africa Renewal highlights PharmAccess approach

Beginning with Dr. Joep Lange's vision "If we can get cold Coca-Cola and beer to every remote corner of Africa, it should not be impossible to do the same with drugs” the article calls attention to the major challenges facing the health system in Africa. Read more

Dec 02, 2016 in-the-media
Fighting AIDS one person at a time

PharmAccess is dedicated to inclusive healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa, with origins in a mission to increase access to HIV/AIDS treatment. On World AIDS Day 2016, we reflect on our past, present and the future of fighting AIDS. Read more

Dec 01, 2016 news
Building healthcare quality in Tanzania

"Although people inside and outside Africa often complain things are going too slow, things can actually change quite fast when you have found the right kind of approach." Our colleague Ewout Irrgang, Technical Director Tanzania, published a LinkedIn blog on progress made in improving the quality of care in Tanzania using the SafeCare standards. Read more

Nov 28, 2016 blog
Data can save lives – Highlights from a public debate on learnings from the digitalization of healthcare in Kenya

With the possibilities now available through digital technology, “every excuse we’ve used for why we can’t provide good care for everybody can now be thrown out of the window.” This was the key message shared by Dr. Khama Rogo, Lead Health Sector Specialist of the World Bank, at the inspiring public debate hosted by PharmAccess, Amref Flying Doctors and the Dutch Postcode Lottery at De Balie on Friday, November 18th. Read more

Nov 22, 2016 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.

Provider services
Provider services

It all starts with improving healthcare quality

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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

Mobile health: pioneering a healthcare revolution

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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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… 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

Health insurance
Enrollees in health insurance programs
Health financing
Total disbursed loan amount to 643 clinics
Quality improvement
Clinics active in quality improvement program

Our facilities

St. Patrick's Health Care Centre

Facility Specs
Loan type
Entry
No. patients/month
2078
Category
Dispensary

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.