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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.

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Access to better healthcare in Africa: New findings from research on PharmAccess supported programs

Last month saw the official release of the comprehensive impact report entitled: Access to better healthcare in Africa: New findings from research on PharmAccess supported programs. The impact research, conducted by the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD), the Amsterdam Institute for International Development (AIID) and its partners in Kenya, Tanzania and Nigeria, offers extensive insight into the results of the programs. Read more

Jan 02, 2018 news
New frontiers in Africa’s digital potential: M-TIBA featured in Foresight Africa 2018 report.

M-TIBA is featured in the new Brookings Instutition annual Foresight Africa Report. The report describes how digitization is transforming African economies. Read more

Jan 17, 2018 in-the-media
Watch: the Great Escape: digital disruption for social equity

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.
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Dec 20, 2017 video
Health Management Program Commences in Nigeria

PharmAccess Foundation and Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) partnered to develop the Health Management Program (HMP) to build the capacity of healthcare professionals in the key areas of quality, business, finance and inventory management. The HMP is a Certificate Program for Healthcare Professionals in Nigeria and West Africa. The enterprise development center (EDC) is the entrepreneurship center of the Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) and has the mission of providing holistic business development and support services to small and medium enterprises in Nigeria. Read more

Dec 19, 2017 news
M-TIBA showcased at UHC Conference in Tokyo

From 12 – 15 December 2017, PharmAccess was invited by the World Bank to display M-TIBA in the Business Unusual innovation showcase at the UHC Forum in Tokyo, Japan. Read more

Dec 18, 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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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!

Our facilities

St. Patrick's Health Care Centre

Facility Specs
No. staff
29
Loan type
Entry
No. patients/month
337
SafeCare level
4
Category
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.

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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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.