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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

Cash Advance energizing mobile lending in Kenyan health sector

A new product from Medical Credit Fund (MCF) is expanding mobile lending into the Kenyan health sector. Cash Advance is a short-term loan facility that uses the digital revenues of healthcare providers to secure and repay loans. In a sector where it can be difficult for smaller health providers to secure a regular bank loan, Cash Advance provides a digital financing solution that specifically targets small to medium sized health facilities. Read more

Aug 14, 2018 news
Massive UHC Registration Drive to get underway in Kisumu County Kenya

Kisumu County Government announced on Thursday August 9th that it's preparing a massive registration drive to roll out universal health coverage (UHC) for all its residents. To help reach this important and ambitious aim PharmAccess has been asked to assist the country’s National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) to achieve UHC by 2022. Read more

Aug 10, 2018 news
Thoughts on UHC: Amplifying Healthcare Financing and Quality

At an event organised in Nairobi by PharmAccess Foundation and Strathmore Business School on July 20th, healthcare professionals, business and finance leaders came together to engage in a lively informal discussion and share perspectives on the opportunities and challenges on the road to Universal Health Coverage. Read more

Aug 02, 2018 blog
PharmAccess at International Aids Conference 2018

The International AIDS conference 2018 marked a significant anniversary for PharmAccess. Four years ago, our founder Joep Lange, was on route to the Aids 2014 conference in Australia when his Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down. This year, we remembered our founder and made contributions to the conference that were based on his legacy of scientific research, pragmatism and action. Read more

Jul 30, 2018 news
PharmAccess / Medical Credit Fund partners with Lagos state to revitalize 43 health facilities

Lagos State Government, together with PharmAccess Group's Medical Credit Fund, launched two innovative Public Private Partnership initiatives on July 13th, 2018 – the Access to Finance and Medical Equipment Leasing Schemes – in a bid to strengthen healthcare service delivery before the start of the Lagos State Mandatory Health Insurance Scheme. Read more

Jul 26, 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.