PharmAccess is a group of non-profit organizations dedicated to improving access to quality healthcare in Africa. 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.
This integrated approach is made possible by the following organizations:
MomCare co-winner of the Commonwealth Digital Health Awards
PharmAccess is honored to announce that it is the co-winner of the Commonwealth Digital Health Awards (CWDHA) for its value-based healthcare model MomCare. This high-profile award aims to give more visibility to the most effective, innovative and scalable health solutions among key decision makers, including the Health Ministers of the 53 Commonwealth Countries and the World Health Assembly.
Dec 18, 2020
MomCare supports mothers on their care journey with a digitally enabled contract. Women get the power to monitor their journey using their mobile phone, and money is only distributed to the provider once care is given. Currently well over 20,000 women in Kenya and Tanzania are connected through MomCare. The initiative is showing overall increase in the quantity and quality of antenatal care visits and skilled deliveries, both which are key for improving maternal health outcomes.
Mark van der Graaf, director Digital Health at PharmAccess:‘’We are delighted to receive recognition for MomCare with the CWDHA award. The technological revolution happening all over the world creates opportunities to improve the lives of pregnant womenand empowerspeople to take charge of their own health. Awarding this prize to initiatives like MomCare and co-winner Together for Her will help us move faster.”
Thetheme of the Awards this yearis ‘Towards Connected Health’ and focuses on low cost, highly effective solutions that deserve to be developed, or are ready to be scaled quickly.MomCare received the first prize in theMaternal and Neonatal Healthcategory and is selected forits (potential) contribution towards uplifting the health of people and in streamlining health care processes.The Maternal and Neonatal Health category was the most popular and most competitive, with other submissions coming from Ministries of Health, the European Union and many others.
PharmAccess shares its award with ‘Together for Her’, an Indian maternal healthcare organization. MomCare is developed and rolled out thanks to generoussupport and donations fromi.a. the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, MSDforMothers, ELMA Foundation and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).
The Awards are organized by the Commonwealth Center for Digital Health in partnership with ITU, Janssens, BMJ, Analogy Partners, European Connected Health Alliance (ECHA) and Health Informatics Society of Sri Lanka (HISSL. To learn more about the award and the winners visit the CWDHA websiteand read the official announcement here.