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Total disbursed loan amount in USD


Number of patient visits to SafeCare facilities per month


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A short-term impact evaluation of the Health Insurance Fund program in Central Kwara State, Nigeria

Mar 1, 2013

This report presents the findings of the first rigorous impact evaluation of the health programs funded by the Health Insurance Fund (HIF) and implemented by the PharmAccess Foundation (PharmAccess) in Africa. This research is part of a multi-year operational research program on subsidized low-cost private health insurance and clinic-upgrades in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) led by the Amsterdam Institute for International Development (AIID) and the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD).1 The report evaluates the basic short-term impact of the Hygeia Community Health Care (HCHC) program in Central Kwara State, Nigeria, based on two (of three) population-based household surveys in Kwara Central: a baseline survey in 2009 and a follow-up survey in 2011. The focus is on the impact of the HCHC among households in the program area on three main outcomes: (1) access and utilization of health care, (2) financial protection, and (3) health status. The report does not cover impacts of the program beyond the household such as impacts on providers or on the health system overall.

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Author: Gustafsson-Wright, E., van der Gaag, J., Tanovic, Z., Duynhouwer, A., Hendriks, M., Brals, D., Wit, F. and Schultsz, C.

Date: March 2013


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


A population-based study
Date: September, 2015

Research findings on Health Insurance Fund supported programs

Date: February, 2015