PharmAccess 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.
The Dutch Postcode Lottery boosts PharmAccess approach
During the annual Dutch Postcode Lottery charity gala (Goed Geld Gala) on February 15, 2018, the Dutch Postcode Lottery donated a record amount of 357.5 million euro to 112 organizations working to change the world.
For the sixth year in a row, PharmAccess was among them, receiving a grant of 900,000 euro.
PharmAccess has been a beneficiary of the Dutch Postcode Lottery since 2013. In 2017, the Dutch Postcode Lottery raised the annual contribution for PharmAccess to 900,000 euro for a period of five years.
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 develop our digital apporach to improving access to affordable and quality healthcare in Africa.
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 this joint digital approach: access to good healthcare and money for women in Kenya, directly on their mobile phone. This partnership combines healthcare knowledge, quality, and financing through a health wallet on the mobile telephone.
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 2.9 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 40% of the lottery price goes to the 112 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 Postkodlotteriet are raising funds for welfare organizations. In the Netherlands, the Dutch Postcode Lottery works with BankGiro Loterij and the VriendenLoterij, as part of the Holding Nationale Goede Doelen Loterijen.