Our group of organizations: see how we work

The short film shows how our group of organizations increases access to affordable health care for low income groups in Africa, in this case for market women in Lagos. The film portrays the relation between three key stakeholders in a healthcare system: the doctor, the patient and the insurance company. By looking over the shoulder of a market women and a doctor we see how the introduction of health insurance, affordable capital and quality standards is positively affecting their lives. It leads to an upward spiral, enabling the doctor and insurance company to improve quality care and serve more patients and enabling the patient to access affordable quality care without the worry of how to pay for it. This upward spiral is also illustrated by an animation at the end of the film.

Official Launch Medical Credit Fund Program Kenya

On Wednesday October 7th the official launch of the Medical Credit Fund program in Kenya took place. The launch was organized by local partner K-MET. The Medical Credit Fund will provide affordable loans to health facilities in Kenya and held together with banking partner K-Rep in the provincial headquarter in Nakuru. In partnership with K-MET the Medical Credit Fund initiated the program in 2010 to improve the quality of health care services through provision of affordable loans to the private health sector in among others Nakuru and other cities in western Kenya.

Loans for medical quality improvement in Ghana

The Medical Credit Fund is the first fund of its kind in the world to provide a combination of finance and technical assistance to primary health care service providers in Africa. Clinics and dispensaries, which are valuable first and sometimes only points of health care access for many people, are often not able to improve their services because small loans are not easily accessible. The Medical Credit Fund provides business training and advice as well as sustainable methods on how to improve their image and services so that financial service providers see the value in providing them with loans. In Ghana the Medical Credit Fund provided the fist loan to maternity home The Finger of God in the Teshie area.

Medical Credit Fund in Tanzania

Founded in 2009, the Medical Credit Fund is the first fund of its kind in the world to provide a combination of finance and technical assitance to primary health care servcie providers in Africa. Clinics and dispensiaries, which are valuable first and sometimes only points of health care access for many people, are often not able to improve their services because small loans are not easily accessible. The Medical Credit Fund provides business training and advice as well as sustainable methods on how to improve their image and services so that financial service providers see the value in with providing them with loans.

The importance of quality standards in health facilities in Kenya

In this short video two clinic owners explain the benefits of introducing SafeCare's quality standards in their clinics. They stress the importance of raising the standards for the staff, the patients and the surrounding community. SafeCare has developed internationally recognized quality standards for health facilities in resource-restricted countries. It offers a stepwise program to improve the quality and safety of the clinics. The Medical Credit Fund and the Health Insurance Fund have introduced SafeCare's program in all the participating clinics, amongst others in the clinics shown in this video.

 

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