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162,977

Enrollees in Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania


16,184,200

Total disbursed loan amount in USD


1,938,199


Number of patient visits to SafeCare facilities per month


1,954

Number of active clinics in the SafeCare program

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Queen Máxima mentions our approach in UN speech

Oct 18, 2013


"If we truly want universality and sustainability, we have to scale up our efforts. And for that we need both the public and private sector."

Three entrepreneurs in Tanzania receive their first official insurance cards (2010)


In her speech during the “Post-2015 A New Global Partnership” dinner in New York on September 23 2013, her Majesty Queen Máxima mentioned Health Insurance Fund's chairman of the board Kees Storm, PharmAccess and our approach to scaling up affordable health insurance:

"It is very important to break the known vicious circle. That, because when there is seemingly no demand there is no supply. And because good services are not supplied affordably, people will of course not demand them.

I am happy Kees Storm is here with us today. We were together in Tanzania with PharmAccess, an organization he is involved in. PharmAccess tried to break this cycle. In Tanzania, as the medical services offered were very expensive, people waited until they were extremely sick to go to the doctor. But, because the doctors did not have enough visitors, they couldn't invest in their own facilities and make their services cheaper and more easily available.

PharmAccess's idea was to break the vicious circle byproviding health insurance to create a constant demand of health services. And also by giving loans to the medical institutions, so these could invest in the facilities and reduce the cost of delivery.  Thus, making health services finally affordable for poor people."

In her role as UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Máxima has shown continous support for our work. Please click here to read the full speech.

 

 

News

On 12 September 2016, OPIC, Calvert Foundation and two private investors announce expansion
PharmAccess and its German consultancy partner GFA have won a 27.3 million Euros tender from the German development bank KfW to improve access to healthcare for low-income pregnant women in 5 regions of Tanzania.
President Felipe Nyuse of Mozambique officially opened the University Clinic

Publications

A population-based study
Date: September, 2015

Research findings on Health Insurance Fund supported programs

Date: February, 2015