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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

Publications

Date Sep 21, 2015
Author Marleen E. Hendriks, Nicole T.A. Rosendaal, Ferdinand W.N.M. Wit, Oladimeji A. Bolarinwa, Berber Kramer, Daniëlla Brals, Emily Gustafsson-Wright, Peju Adenusi, Lizzy M. Brewster, Gordon K. Osagbemi, Tanimola M. Akande, Constance Schultsz
Title Sustained effect of health insurance and facility quality improvement on blood pressure in adults with hypertension in Nigeria
Publication  
Summary A population-based study
Complete article
Date Jul 21, 2015
Author Van der Gaag, J
Title The Impact of Access to Quality Healthcare in Africa
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Summary

Research findings on Health Insurance Fund supported programs

Complete article
Date Jul 9, 2014
Author Lammers, Judith, van Wijnbergen, Sweder JG, Willebrands, Daan
Title Condom use, risk perception, and HIV knowledge: a comparison across sexes in Nigeria
Publication  
Summary HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care
Complete article
Date Mar 28, 2014
Author Marleen E. Hendriks, Piyali Kundu, Alexander C. Boers, Oladimeji A. Bolarinwa, Mark J. te Pas, Tanimola M. Akande, Kayode Agbede, Gabriella B. Gomez, William K. Redekop, Constance Schultsz and Siok Swan Tan
Title Step-by-step guideline for disease-specific costing studies in low- and middle-income countries: a mixed methodology
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Summary Global Health Action
Complete article
Date Mar 1, 2014
Author Nelissen HE, Hendriks ME, Wit FW, Bolarinwa OA, Osagbemi GK, Bindraban NR, Lange JM, Akande TM, Schultsz C, Brewster LM
Title Target organ damage among hypertensive adults in rural Nigeria: a cross-sectional study
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Summary Journal of Hypertension
Complete article
Date Feb 17, 2014
Author Marleen E. Hendriks; Ferdinand W. N. M. Wit; Tanimola M. Akande; Berber Kramer; Gordon K. Osagbemi; Zlata Tanović; Emily Gustafsson-Wright; Lizzy M. Brewster; Joep M. A. Lange; Constance Schultsz
Title Effect of Health Insurance and Facility Quality Improvement on Blood Pressure in Adults With Hypertension in Nigeria: A Population-Based Study
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Summary JAMA Internal Medicine
Complete article
Date Feb 1, 2014
Author John Simon, Onno Schellekens and Arie de Groot
Title Public Private Partnership and Development from the Bottom Up - From Failing to Scaling
Publication  
Summary Global Policy Journal, Vol 5, Issue 1
Complete article
Date Jan 21, 2014
Author Wendy Janssens and Berber Kramer
Title The social dilemma of microinsurance: A framed field experiment with microcredit groups in Tanzania
Publication  
Summary Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper Series TI 2012-145 (2012)
Complete article
Date Dec 2, 2013
Author Berber Kramer
Title Why don’t they take a card? Essays on the demand for micro health insurance
Publication  
Summary Tinbergen Institute / Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Complete article
Date Nov 1, 2013
Author D. Brals, M. Boele van Hensbroek, J. Van der Gaag, E. Gustafsson-Wright, C. Schultsz
Title A Description of Maternal and Child Health in Rural Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania & The Potential for a Health Insurance Program to Improve Maternal and Child Health
Publication  
Summary A Study for USAID
Complete article
Date Aug 14, 2013
Author Robert Kaba Alhassan, Nicole Spieker, Paul van Ostenberg, Alice Ogink, Edward Nketiah-Amponsah and Tobias F. Rinke de Wit
Title Association between health workers motivation and healthcare quality efforts in Ghana
Publication  
Summary Human Resources For Health 2013, 11:37
Complete article
Date Jun 15, 2013
Author Gustafsson-Wright, E. and Schellekens, O.
Title Achieving universal health coverage in Nigeria one state at a time: A public-private partnership community-based health insurance model
Publication  
Summary

The Brookings Institution, Brookings Working Paper

Complete article
Date May 31, 2013
Author Alexander Preker, Marianne E. Lindner, Dov Chernichovsky and Onno P. Schellekens
Title Scaling up Affordable Health Insurance: Staying the Course
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Summary The World Bank Group Publications
Complete article
Date May 24, 2013
Author Barbara Magnoni, Laura Budzyna, Danielle Sobol and Emily Zimmerman
Title MILK Brief #22: 'Doing the Math' - Outpatient Health Insurance in Tanzania
Publication  
Summary The MILK Project is a three-year initiative of the MicroInsurance Centre designed to research whether there is a business case for microinsurance and whether it really benefits low-income families.
Complete article
Date Apr 17, 2013
Author Kim Catherina Eve Sigaloff, Joshua Kayiwa, Victor Musiime, Job C J Calis, Elizabeth Khauda, Andrew Mukuye, Christine Matama, Immaculate Nankya, Lillian Nakatudde, John T Dekker, Raph L Hamers, Peter Mugyenyi, Tobias F Rinke de Wit, Cissy Kityo
Title High rates of thymidine analogue mutations and dual-class resistance among HIV-infected Ugandan children failing first-line antiretroviral therapy
Publication  
Summary AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, Volume: 29, Issue 6 - May 10, 2013
Complete article
Date Apr 17, 2013
Author Susan C Aitken, Aletta Kliphuis, Michelle Bronze, Carole L. Wallis, Cissy Kityo, Sheila Balinda, Wendy S. Stevens, Nicole Spieker, Tulio de Oliveira, Tobias F. Rinke de Wit and Rob Schuurman
Title Development and evaluation of an affordable real-time qualitative assay for determining HIV-1 virological failure in plasma and dried blood spots
Publication  
Summary Journal of Clinical Microbiology 51(6): p.1899-905
Complete article
Date Mar 27, 2013
Author Aitken Susan C., Bronze Michelle, Wallis Carole L., Stuyver Lieven, Steegen Kim, Balinda Sheila, Kityo Cissy, Stevens Wendy, Rinke de Wit Tobias, Schuurman Rob
Title A Pragmatic Approach to HIV-1 Drug Resistance Determination in Resource-Limited Settings using a Novel RT-only Genotyping Assay
Publication  
Summary JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY 51(6), 2013, p.1757‑1761
Complete article
Date Mar 1, 2013
Author Gustafsson-Wright, E., van der Gaag, J., Tanovic, Z., Duynhouwer, A., Hendriks, M., Brals, D., Wit, F. and Schultsz, C.
Title A short-term impact evaluation of the Health Insurance Fund program in Central Kwara State, Nigeria
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Summary
Complete article
Date Jan 2, 2013
Author Amin S. Hassan, Shalton M. Mwaringa, Clare A. Obonyo, Helen M. Nabwera, Eduard J. Sanders, Tobias F. Rinke de Wit, Patricia A. Cane and James A. Berkley
Title Low Prevalence of Transmitted HIV Type 1 Drug Resistance Among Antiretroviral-Naive Adults in a Rural HIV Clinic in Kenya
Publication  
Summary AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, Volume: 29 Issue 1: January 2, 2013
Complete article
Date Jan 1, 2013
Author Hamers, R.L., Sigaloff, K.C.E., Kityo, C., Mugyenyi, P. and Rinke de Wit, T.F.
Title Emerging HIV-1 drug resistance after roll-out of antiretroviral therapy in sub-Saharan Africa
Publication  
Summary Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS January 2013 - Volume 8 - Issue 1 - p 19–26
Complete article
Date Nov 19, 2012
Author Martijn A. Boermans and Daan Willebrands
Title Financial Constraints, Risk Taking and Firm Performance: Recent Evidence from Microfinance Clients in Tanzania
Publication  
Summary
De Nederlandsche Bank Working Paper No 358 
Complete article
Date Nov 1, 2012
Author E. Gustafsson-Wright, A. Duynhouwer, J. van der Graag, C. Schultsz
Title The Burden of Chronic Disease on Households in Tanzania and Kenya: Evidence from the Health Insurance Fund Operational Research
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Summary A Study for USAID
Complete article
Date Aug 1, 2012
Author Ferdinand Wit, Constance Schultsz
Title Report on the in-clinic research of the AIGHD within participating clinics in the Health Insurance Fund project in Nigeria from 2007 till 2011
Publication  
Summary
Complete article
Date Jun 18, 2012
Author Raph L Hamers, Cissy Kityo, Joep M A Lange, Tobias F Rinke de Wit, Peter Mugyenyi
Title Global threat from drug resistant HIV in sub-Saharan Africa
Publication  
Summary BMJ 2012;344:e4159
Complete article
Date Apr 9, 2012
Author Michelle Bronze, Kim Steegen, Carole L. Wallis, Hans De Wolf, Maria A. Papathanasopoulos, Margriet Van Houtte, Wendy S. Stevens, Tobias Rinke de Wit, Lieven J. Stuyver, on behalf of the ART-A Consortium
Title HIV-1 Phenotypic Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor Drug Resistance Test Interpretation Is Not Dependent on the Subtype of the Virus Backbone
Publication  
Summary PLOS ONE
Complete article
Date Apr 1, 2012
Author Daan Willebrands, Judith Lammers, Joop Hartog
Title A successful businessman is not a gambler. Risk attitude and business performance among small enterprises in Nigeria
Publication  
Summary Journal of Economic Psychology, Volume 33, Issue 2, Pages 342–354
Complete article
Date Mar 23, 2012
Author K. Sigaloff, R. Hamers, C. Wallis, C. Kityo, M. Siwale, P. Ive, M. Botes, K. Mandaliya, M. Wellington, A. Osibogun, W. Stevens, M. van Vugt, T. Rinke de Wit and the PharmAccess African Studies to Evaluate Resistance (PASER)
Title Second-Line Antiretroviral Treatment Successfully Resuppresses Drug-Resistant HIV-1 After First-Line Failure: Prospective Cohort in Sub-Saharan Africa
Publication  
Summary Oxford Journals - The Journal of Infectious Diseases - Volume 205,  Issue 11, pp. 1739-1744
Complete article
Date Mar 12, 2012
Author Hendriks, Wit, Roos, Brewster, Akande, de Beer, Mfinanga, Kahwa, Gatongi, Van Rooy, Janssens, Lammers, Kramer, Bonfrer, Gaeb, van der Gaag, Rinke de Wit, Lange, Schultsz
Title Hypertension in Sub-Saharan Africa: Cross-Sectional Surveys in Four Rural and Urban Communities
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Summary PLOS ONE
Complete article
Date Feb 1, 2012
Author Ingrid H de Beer, Huub C Gelderblom, Onno Schellekens, Esegiel Gaeb, Gert van Rooy, Alta McNally, Ferdinand W Wit, Rinke de Wit F Tobias
Title University students and HIV in Namibia: an HIV prevalence survey and a knowledge and attitude survey
Publication  
Summary Journal of the International AIDS Society, February 2012, 15:9
Complete article
Date Jan 1, 2012
Author Van der Gaag, J. and Stimac, Vid
Title How can we increase resources for health care in the developing world? Is (subsidized) voluntary health insurance the answer?
Publication  
Summary Health Economics,  21: 55-61 (2012)
Complete article
Date Nov 1, 2011
Author E. Gustafsson-Wright, A. Boers, M. Vigh, J. van der Gaag
Title The potential market for private low-cost health insurance in 4 African contexts
Publication  
Summary A Study for USAID
Complete article
Date Oct 4, 2011
Author Marielle Aulagnier, Wendy Janssens, Ingrid De Beer, Gert van Rooy, Esegiel Gaeb, Cees Hesp, Jacques van der Gaag, Tobias F. Rinke de Wit
Title Incidence of HIV in Windhoek, Namibia: Demographic and Socio-Economic Associations
Publication  
Summary PLoS ONE, 6(10)
Complete article
Date Oct 1, 2011
Author Dr Raph L Hamers MD, Carole L Wallis PhD, Cissy Kityo MD, Margaret Siwale MRCP, Kishor Mandaliya MBChB, Francesca Conradie MD, Mariette E Botes MD, Maureen Wellington MBChB, Prof Akin Osibogun MD, Kim C E Sigaloff MD, Immaculate Nankya PhD, Rob Schuurman
Title HIV-1 drug resistance in antiretroviral-naive individuals in sub-Saharan Africa after rollout of antiretroviral therapy: a multicentre observational study
Publication  
Summary The Lancet Infectious Diseases,  Volume 11, Issue 10, Pages 750 - 759
Complete article
Date May 1, 2011
Author Ferdinand Wit, Constance Schultz
Title Report on the in-clinic research of the CPCD within participating clinics in Nigeria in the Health Insurance Fund project in Nigeria
Publication  
Summary Center for Poverty-related Communicable Diseases, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam
Complete article
Date Mar 25, 2011
Author Hendriks, Brewster, Wit, Bolarinwa, Odusola, Redekop, Bindraban, Vollaard, Alli, Adenusi, Agbede, Akande, Lange and Schultsz
Title Cardiovascular disease prevention in rural Nigeria in the context of a community based health insurance scheme: QUality Improvement Cardiovascular care Kwara-I (QUICK-I)
Publication  
Summary BMC Public Health, 11 (1): 186
Complete article
Date Mar 21, 2011
Author Aina Olufemi Odusola, Marleen Hendriks, Constance Schultsz, Karien Stronks, Joep Lange, Akin Osibogun, Tanimola Akande, Shade Alli, Peju Adenusi, Kayode Agbede and Joke Haafkens
Title Development and evaluation of a patient centered cardiovascular health education program for insured patients in rural Nigeria (QUICK-II)
Publication  
Summary BMC Public Health, 11 (1): 171
Complete article
Date Mar 1, 2011
Author Judith Lammers, Sweder van Wijnbergen, Daan Willebrands
Title Gender Differences, HIV Risk Perception and Condom Use
Publication  
Summary
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper, TI 2011-051/2
Complete article
Date Mar 1, 2011
Author Emily Gustafsson-Wright, Wendy Janssens and Jacques van der Gaag
Title The inequitable impact of health shocks on the uninsured in Namibia
Publication  
Summary Oxford Journals - Health Policy and Planning - Volume 26,  Issue 2, Pp. 142-156
Complete article
Date Nov 16, 2010
Author Wendy Janssens, Ingrid de Beer, Hannah M Coutinho, Gert van Rooy, Jacques van der Gaag, Tobias F Rinke de Wit
Title Estimating HIV prevalence: A cautious note on household surveys in poor settings (Letter to the Editor of BMJ)
Publication  
Summary BMJ 2010;341:c6323
(British Medical Journal, 341, 1063-1063)
Complete article
Date Sep 17, 2010
Author Judith Lammers and Susan Warmerdam
Title Adverse selection in voluntary micro health insurance in Nigeria
Publication  
Summary

AIID Research Series 10-06, Discussion Paper

Complete article
Date Jan 1, 2010
Author Gustafsson-Wright, E.J.E., Janssens, W. & Van der Gaag, J.
Title Book chapter: The potential for low-cost health insurance schemes to protect the poor in Namibia
Publication  
Summary In C. Griffin, M. Escobar & R. Shaw (Eds.), Impact of health insurance in low- and middle-income countries. Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press
Complete article
Date Nov 18, 2009
Author Alexander S. Preker, Peter Zweifel, Onno P. Schellekens
Title Global Marketplace for Private Health Insurance: Strength in Numbers
Publication  
Summary The World Bank Group Publications
Complete article
Date Nov 1, 2009
Author Schellekens O.P., Beer I. de, Lindner M.E., Vugt M.van, Schellekens P., Rinke de Wit T.F.
Title Innovation In Namibia: Preserving Private Health Insurance And HIV/AIDS Treatment
Publication  
Summary Health Affairs, Volume 28, Number 6, November/December 2009, p.1799-1806
Complete article
Date Nov 1, 2008
Author Janssens W., Gustafsson-Wright E., Beer I. de, Gaag J. van der
Title A unique low-cost private health insurance program in Namibia: protection from health shocks including HIV/AIDS
Publication  
Summary Development ISSues, Volume 10, Number 2, November 2008
Complete article
Date Jul 1, 2008
Author Lange J.M.A., Schellekens O.P., Lindner M. and Gaag J. van der
Title Public-private partnerships and new models of healthcare access
Publication  
Summary Current Opinion in HIV and AIDS, Volume 3, July 2008, p.509-513
Complete article
Date May 1, 2008
Author hifund
Title Report on the first year of biomedical operational research of the AMC-CPCD within participating clinics in Nigeria in the Health Insurance Fund Nigeria project (2007)
Publication  
Summary Center for Poverty-related Communicable Diseases, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam
Complete article
Date Dec 1, 2007
Author Schellekens, O.P., Lindner, M.E., van Esch, J.P.L., van Vugt, M. and Rinke de Wit, T.F.
Title Een ziektekostenverzekering voor Afrika
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Summary In Ned Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde 2007;151:2680-4 by Schellekens, O.P., Lindner, M.E., van Esch, J.P.L., van Vugt, M. and Rinke de Wit, T.F.
Complete article
Date Dec 1, 2007
Author Jasper Bos, Onno Schellekens and Arie de Groot
Title Country-level public-private partnerships for successful HIV treatment programmes
Publication  
Summary

In: The HIV Pandemic: local and global implications, by Beck E.J., Mays N., Whiteside A.W., Zuniga J.M. (eds.)
New York: Oxford University Press, p. 674-687

Complete article
Date Oct 15, 2007
Author Schellekens O., Lindner M., Lange J.M.A., van der Gaag J.
Title A new paradigm for increased access to health care in Africa
Publication  
Summary IFC-Financial Times Essay Competition, silver prize (2007)
Complete article
Date Sep 1, 2007
Author Vugt M. van, Hamers R., Schellekens O., Rinke de Wit T., Reiss P.
Title Diabetes and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: the need for sustainable healthcare systems
Publication  
Summary In DiabetesVoice, Volume 52, Issue 3 by Vugt M. van, Hamers R., Schellekens O., Rinke de Wit T., Reiss P.
Complete article
Date Jan 1, 2007
Author Collier A.C., Borght S.F.M. van der, Rinke de Wit T.F., Richards S.C., Feeley F.G. (2007)
Title A successful workplace program for voluntary counseling and testing and treatment of HIV/AIDS at Heineken, Rwanda
Publication  
Summary

International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health, Volume 13, Number 1, January-March 2007

Complete article
Date Oct 29, 2006
Author Schellekens, O. and van Wijnbergen, S.
Title Over hulp en aids in Afrika: Armoedebestrijding door een grotere toegang tot gezondheidszorg en hiv/aids-behandeling in Afrika ten zuiden van de Sahara'
Publication  
Summary In Pre-adviezen 2006: Nieuwe vormen van ontwikkelingshulp, Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staathuishoudkunde
Complete article
Date Oct 29, 2006
Author Schellekens, O. and van Wijnbergen, S.
Title On aid and AIDS in Africa: Alleviating poverty through increasing access to health care and HIV/AIDS treatment in Sub-Saharan Africa
Publication  
Summary In Preadvices 2006: New forms of development cooperation, Royal Association of Macroeconomics by Schellekens, O. and van Wijnbergen, S.
Complete article

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