EfD recently agreed to provide support for the expansion of the One Family Health (OFH) model.
OFH establishes primary healthcare clinics in areas of need in the developing world, bringing essential medicines and healthcare services to the most vulnerable and underprivileged. Clinics are established using micro-enterprise and franchise business principles to create opportunities for trained qualified nurses to own and operate their primary healthcare clinics under a franchise model, improving their economic status and access to other opportunities. OFH supports franchisees by supporting access to financing, enhancing their business acumen and furthering their capacity to organise and manage their business. Franchisees are trained to manage their finances and personnel, medicine stocks, patient health records and interactions with health authorities.
To date, OFH has established more than 100 primary healthcare clinics in Rwanda, and has treated over 1.2 million patients. EfD is providing targeted support to attract funding to: (a) further scale the model within Rwanda; and (b) replicate the model in other countries in sub-Saharan Africa where there is significant potential.
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