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M-TIBA demonstration in Nairobi

On Friday September 16th representatives from the media were invited to a demonstration at St. John's Hospital in Githurai to experience first-hand how M-TIBA works. Read more

Sep 16, 2016 news
CNBCAFRICA: CarePay, Safaricom and PharmAccess launches health payment platform in Kenya

Healthcare payment solutions provider, CarePay has rolled out a mobile-based savings platform in partnership with telecommunications firm Safaricom and PharmAccess targeting Kenya's low-income earning group. Read more

Sep 16, 2016 video
When the mast came

In 2014 Safaricom put up a telecommunications mast in Barsaloi, a remote village in Northern Kenya. From a health and socioeconomic standpoint, the introduction of the mast was expected to yield tremendous gains. Read more

Sep 15, 2016 blog
World Health Day 2016: Increasing health insurance coverage through microfinance institutions

Without access to health insurance, the poor are forced to spend a large portion of their income on out-of-pocket health expenses. Read more

Sep 13, 2016 in-the-media
Medical Credit Fund raises additional USD 17 million for healthcare impact investment in Africa

Today, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC, the U.S. Government’s development finance institution), Calvert Foundation (an impact investing organization), a private foundation and a Dutch private family office announced the closing of a USD 17.45 million agreement to expand the Medical Credit Fund. Read more

Sep 12, 2016 pressrelease

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.