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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

mHealth

 

In light of the promising possibilities for improving access to affordable quality healthcare using mobile technology, Health Insurance Fund's implementing partner the PharmAccess Group started mHealth interventions in Kenya in the course of 2013.

The PharmAccess Group has built a solid reputation as an innovative partner in healthcare. In Kenya, it has partnered with Vodafone, Safaricom, M-PESA and African Air Rescue (AAR) to develop and test different ways of bringing healthcare to those who need it most.

Among other things, mHealth offers the possibility to mobilize financing for healthcare, to facilitate pre-payments and risk-pooling and to stimulate improvements in healthcare quality. This includes a prototype for a mobile payment infrastructure for healthcare and insurance which is expected to increase the total available funds for health in M-PESA’s mobile money system. It will also provide real time access to health information, targeted health services, medical advice and many more applications which arise from the initial tests.

 

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