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Our initiatives focus on addressing three major areas contributing to the health inequity around the globe: healthcare access, health care funding and supply chain management systems.
Access to Healthcare
Access to quality healthcare although seems like an obvious basic human right, still seems to elude both developed and developing nations.
We define health access as the extent in which a population ‘gains access’ in the face of financial, organization, social or cultural barriers which limits the utilization of services. We measure health access in terms of utilization, taking into account affordability, physical accessibility and acceptability of services, not merely adequacy of supply. Services provided must be effective and meet the unique needs of the community.
Health Care Financing
Health financing refers to the “function of a health system concerned with the mobilization, accumulation and allocation of money to cover the health needs of the people, individually and collectively, in the health system… the purpose of health financing is to make funding available, as well as to set the right financial incentives to providers, to ensure that all individuals have access to effective public health and personal health care” (WHO 2000).
Our goal for healthcare financing is presented in two folds, to create a system to raise sufficient funds for those who seek health services and to provide financial risk protection to the population so that obtaining these services does not create severe financial hardship –financial catastrophe.
Supply Chain Management Systems
Ineffective and poorly designed supply chains for purchasing, distribution and storage of medicines, vaccines, and health technologies are one of the most important barriers to increasing access.
According to studies in operational management, ineffective systems in the global health supply chain can be attributed to a number of reasons including, coordination problems across multiple stakeholders with widely divergent objectives, lack of careful supply chain design and use of myopic operational objectives and metrics.
To redefine and improve the global supply chain system, we will address gaps in design, operations, and ﬁnances of these supply chains while ensuring socially responsible practices.