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Health shocks, coping strategies and foregone healthcare among agricultural households in Kenya

This study aimed to identify the relative importance of health shocks compared to other types of shocks faced by agricultural households and to explore factors associated with coping behavior and foregone care. Read more

Jul 27, 2017 research-brief
LinkedIn blog by Onno Schellekens on 'The Great Escape'

It's been three years since the founder of our organization was shot out of the sky with 297 other innocent people in the MH17 disaster. Joep Lange’s controversial thinking – and actions – changed the world. Just as Joep helped push the world to action in the early days of HIV/AIDS, we are on a similar threshold today. Digital technology can empower people who until now have remained excluded from the system. So why isn’t it happening yet? Read more

Jul 18, 2017 in-the-media
Watch Dan Ariely's talk on social innovations for health

Joep Lange Institute hosts sold-out event in de Balie in Amsterdam on social innovations for healthcare in Africa. Ariely: “Most of the digital technology is helping people to spend more rather than think better and save more.” Read more

Jun 29, 2017 news
Joep Lange Institute hosts evening with Dan Ariely at De Balie

We all know that companies like Facebook and Google analyze our behavior to sell ads. Why can’t we use this approach and develop social innovations to help people live healthier lives? Read more

Jun 21, 2017 news
Peer2peer healthcare financing platform HealthConnect launched

HealthConnect is a digital platform for mobile-to-mobile transactions for healthcare in Africa. Her Royal Highness Princess Mabel van Oranje completed the first HealthConnect transaction ahead of the official launch at the 25th AmsterdamDiner on Saturday 17 June 2017. With just a few clicks, she demonstrated how simple it is for any individual to directly pay for the basic healthcare needs of a Kenyan family. Read more

Jun 19, 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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mHealth
mHealth

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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Advisory Services
Advisory Services

Assessment, report, support.

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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

317,104

Enrollees in health insurance programs
Health insurance

25,832,144

Health financing
Total disbursed loan amount

1,899

Quality improvement
Clinics active in quality improvement program

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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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.