In each country SafeCare works together with local technical assistance partners. The technical assistance partners consist of sort local or national organizations of private health care providers. They are actively involved in promoting the program amongst their members, and in the selection of health care providers participating in the program. They perform a major role in their quality improvement process through the provision of technical assistance. These local technical assistance partners also ensure linkages with national policies and regulations of the respective governments.
Established in 1994, the Association of Private Health Facilities in Tanzania (APHFTA) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that is involved in advocacy, training and capacity building, research, and networking of Private Health Facilities (PHFs) in Tanzania. In collaboration with various local and international bodies, it works as an umbrella organization for the whole private health sector in Tanzania. SafeCare collaborates with APHFTA in their Quality Improvement Program. A dedicated team of quality experts enrolls PHFs in the program, trains them on quality improvement, and takes them through a grading system that has been formulated by SafeCare.
The Kisumu Medical and Educational Trust is an NGO that establishes, promotes and manages medical institutions in Kenya to provide comprehensive clinical and educational facilities to citizens. Its mission is to promote development of under-served communities through innovative health and education programs. It runs several programs in five of the eight Kenyan provinces focusing on reproductive health, home -based care, nutrition, microfinance and youth-for-youth programs.
PSI/Kenya was founded in 1990 to socially market condoms and has since expanded to include programs for malaria, reproductive health, HIV/AIDs and child survival. More than 230 employees and nearly 60 temporary staff members work to improve health conditions for Kenyans in seven out of the eight provinces. PSI has built a network of more than 5000 commercial partners that help enable low-income and vulnerable Kenyans to lead healthier lives.
Hygeia Foundation is the largest Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) in Nigeria, with a network of over 400 clinics and hospitals throughout Nigeria. Hygeia has 27 years of experience in health care in Nigeria and is one of the HMOs executing Nigeria’s new National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The PharmAccess Group selected Hygeia as local implementing partner on the basis of a medical, administrative and financial assessment process, including a due diligence carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
MSI/Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana
Marie Stopes International (MSI) provides women with a full range of quality sexual and reproductive health services. Their expert teams offer a full range of contraception, and provide women in Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana with access to safe abortion services (where legal) and post-abortion care.
In Nigeria, Society of Family Health (SFH) is one of Nigeria’s largest non-governmental organisations. Founded in 1985 by three eminent Nigerians: Professor Olikoye Ransome-Kuti, Justice Ifeyinwa Nzeako, Pharmacist Dahiru Wali and Phil Harvey. Society for Family Health Nigeria has a mission to empower Nigerians, particularly the poor and vulnerable to lead healthier lives. Working with the private and public sectors, SFH adopts social marketing and behaviour change communication to improve access to essential health information, services, and products to motivate the adoption of healthy behaviours.