During the annual Dutch Postcode Lottery charity gala (Goed Geld Gala) on February 6, 2017, the Dutch Postcode Lottery announced that PharmAccess will be receiving a grant of 900,000 euros annually for the next five years.
The gala, which is the largest charity event in the Netherlands, took place in the Koninklijk Theater Carré in Amsterdam with former U.S. President Bill Clinton and John Dennis Liu, film-maker and ecologist, as guests of honor. The Goed Geld Gala 2017 distributed a record amount of 341 million euro.
In 2016, Amref Flying Doctors and PharmAccess were awarded 9,950,000 euro from the Droomfonds. With its Droomfonds (Dream Fund), the Dutch Postcode Lottery offers the opportunity to realize trailblazing dream projects. This opportunity was given to M-Hakika: access to good healthcare and money for women in Kenya, directly on their mobile phone. M-Hakika cleverly combines healthcare knowledge, quality, and financing through a health wallet on the mobile telephone.
Between 2013 and 2016 the Dutch Postcode Lottery has supported PharmAccess with an annual donation of 500,000 euros.
The PharmAccess Group is sincerely grateful to the Dutch Postcode Lottery and its participants for their support and recognition of our work. Being a lottery beneficiary enables us to further improve access to affordable and quality healthcare in Africa in the coming years. We work together with local companies and NGOs to make health insurance available to low-income people in Africa and to offer affordable loans and training to doctors. Progress is measured in accordance with our internationally recognized quality standards.
About the Dutch Postcode Lottery
The Dutch Postcode Lottery (Nationale Postcode Loterij) has been raising funds to support organizations working for a fairer, greener world since 1989. The lottery has grown to become the Netherlands’ biggest charity lottery, with 2.8 million Dutch participants who have a chance to win thousands of prizes every month. At the same time, the participants support the welfare organizations, as half of the lottery price goes to the 110 nongovernmental organizations. To date, the lottery has dispensed more than 5 billion euros to its beneficiaries.
Since 2005, the Postcode Lottery has also been active in the United Kingdom and Sweden, where People’s Postcode Lottery and the Svenska Postkod Lotteriet are raising funds for welfare organizations. In the Netherlands, the Dutch Postcode Loterry works with BankGiro Loterij and the VriendenLoterij, as part of the Holding Nationale Goede Doelen Loterijen.