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Medical Credit Fund hosts session on innovative healthcare financing at AFIF 2017

PharmAccess and Medical Credit Fund joined forces with BlueCloud Healthcare to organize the only healthcare-focused plenary session at this year’s Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) in Nairobi. Keynote speaker former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon highlighted that ‘social and economic development can only be led by the private sector.’ Read more

Feb 20, 2017 news
Medical Credit Fund selected for ImpactAssets 50 2016

For the third time, Medical Credit Fund has been selected for the ImpactAssets 50 (IA 50), a free online database that connects investors to fund managers that deliver social, environmental and financial returns. Read more

Feb 15, 2017 news
"The greatest impact of technology in Africa in the next decade will be felt in health," explained Bob Collymore at the Innovating Economies Summit in Nairobi.

On 1 February 2017, over 300 institutions, investors and innovators from diverse industries came together with policy makers from across the continent for the Economist Summit in Nairobi. Read more

Feb 15, 2017 news
M-TIBA at Cashless Africa Conference in Lagos

The conference, taking place in Lagos, Nigeria between 22 and 23 March 2017, is set to be the largest gathering of stakeholders in the digital financial services ecosystem serving the African continent.

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Feb 09, 2017 news
Dutch Postcode Lottery raises annual contribution for PharmAccess approach

During the annual Goed Geld Gala in Amsterdam's Carré theater, the Dutch Postcode Lottery raised the annual contribution for PharmAccess to 900,000 euro for the next five years. In total this year, the Postcode Lottery donated a record amount of 341 million to 110 organizations working to change the world. Read more

Feb 07, 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.

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

    Capture
Health insurance
Enrollees in health insurance programs
Health financing
Total disbursed loan amount
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.