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Health analytics

Learning, operational research & impact evaluation.

“Take action, conduct research and advocate what works” Joep Lange


Continuous learning, operational research and impact evaluation has always been an integral part of the PharmAccess approach. This involves the collection and analysis of data, including on our digital health and healthcare approaches, whether quantitative or qualitative and that’s what we call: Health Analytics.

Through collaborations with the University of Amsterdam, the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development and Amsterdam Health and Technology Institute we see that analytics helps us to improve our approach along the way.

We approach research in two ways:

  • Operational research provides a more-in-depth knowledge about the operations PharmAccess is performing in various countries. The results of this research are obtained in shorter time periods, preferably by short recursive learning cycles, case studies, pilot projects and feed directly into improving the day-to-day PharmAccess activities
  • Impact evaluation is typically performed with external research partners and encompasses longer-term projects that evaluate the impact of PharmAccess operations on health and economic development.

We also work closely together with the Joep Lange Institute, which is dedicated to making health markets work for the poor and supports broadening and deepening of our research on selected projects, particularly in the digital healthcare arena.

Our research includes testing and validating different models of healthcare financing and delivery by collecting information on healthcare provider quality improvements, patient outcomes and user experiences, financial healthcare transactions, disease incidence and prevalence, etc.

We strive to disseminate our research results both through mass media and more popular channels as well as through the official (peer-reviewed) literature, in The Netherlands, Internationally and in the African countries we work.

Health data

36.7 million people are living with HIV
Fighting AIDS one person at a time
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There are 12 nurses for every 10,000 people in Africa
Nurses care
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1.5 million children die every year of vaccine preventable diseases
Closing the immunization gap
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First National Dialogue on HIV Drug Resistance in Uganda

The first National Dialogue on HIV Drug Resistance in Uganda was held on 12th December at national theatre gardens. This dialogue is a collaborative partnership between People In Need Agency – PINA Uganda, the Amsterdam Institute of Global Health and Development, PharmAccess Foundation and our community partners including Joint Clinical Research Centre, Kampala. This effort is spearheaded by Mr. Moses Nsubuga Supercharger, the Director for Special Projects at PINA and Chairperson of the Community Advisory Board of the Joint Clinical Research Center (JCRC).

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Health analytics briefs

The PharmAccess Health analytics 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.

Check out the full overview of our briefs here.

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Interested in working with us or learning more about our Health analytics?

T: +31 (0) 20 – 210 3920


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