PharmAccess’ maternal health model MomCare has been recognized as a Global Innovation Hub by the Global Coalition for Value in Healthcare at the World Economic Forum. This platform highlights organizations showing best practices, qualifying as ‘mature early adopters’ of value-based care models.
MomCare is a data-driven initiative focused on maternal care in Kenya and Tanzania. At MomCare, mothers and healthcare providers agree on a predetermined maternal care journey and payment is only distributed to providers once quality care is given. The initiative addresses an urgent need in sub-Saharan Africa, where 200,000 women die every year from preventable pregnancy complications. The MomCare model has enrolled 69 healthcare providers and supported over 50,000 mothers, making it the second-biggest value- based care initiative worldwide.
As a Global Innovation Hub member, PharmAccess will engage with the Global Coalition for Value in Healthcare for a minimum of 2 years. During this time the MomCare model will serve as inspiration for the value-based healthcare community and codify best practices sharing them at local and global events. PharmAccess will also have the opportunity to connect with a global community of value-based healthcare (VBHC) leaders to curate opportunities that drive forward access to quality healthcare around the globe.
The World Economic Forum’s Global Coalition for Value in Healthcare brings together experts and health sector leaders to accelerate the development of value-based healthcare (VBHC) around the world. The Executive Board is comprised of public and private sector champions that together galvanize the need for health system transformation in order to improve the health of patients and the communities they serve.
Shyam Bishen, Head of Shaping the Future of Health and Healthcare, World Economic Forum, comments on the importance of giving a global platform to organizations showcasing real-world experience. “After an effective experience with the initial cohort of the Innovation Hubs, we wanted to highlight additional geographies, disease areas and successes in private-public partnerships. MomCare is a great example of how value-based healthcare works in low- and middle-income countries and can help guide others to further scale. Digital and payment innovations such as those shown by MomCare are needed to transform healthcare systems to be more equitable, accessible, and provide the health outcomes that matter most to patients”.
Mary-Ann Etiebet, Lead of MSD for Mothers, comments on the partnership with PharmAccess: “MSD for Mothers is excited to have supported PharmAccess in creating MomCare – a truly transformative value-based health care solution that brings patients, providers and payers together through technology. This integration is driving high quality maternal health care that is accessible to underserved women across Kenya and Tanzania.”
Mark van der Graaf, Director Digital Health at PharmAccess says: “The mobile and technological revolution in sub-Saharan Africa provides the opportunity to create a value-based financing model and combine it with data-driven care. MomCare demonstrates how this leads to better pregnancy journeys. Being part of the Global Innovation Hubs community is an important recognition, and we are grateful for MSD for Mothers, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and ELMA who have generously funded MomCare. The data generated is now helping us to move faster in improving access to quality healthcare in the region’’.
Other organizations announced in the second cohort alongside MomCare include: The Centre for the Advancement of Value in Musculoskeletal Care (Hospital for Special Surgery, USA), Discovery Elective Arthroplasty Quality Program (Discovery Health, South Africa), Value Based Oral Health Care Initiative (Dental Health Services Victoria, Australia).
For more information watch the video below on MomCare by World Economic Forum or visit the Global Innovation Hub website.