Improving Maternal and Child Care via Community-Based Health Insurance and Quality-Improvement Mechanisms in Kwara State, Nigeria
The overarching focus of PharmAccess is on improving access to affordable and quality maternal and child health care for low-income families in Nigeria. The essence of PharmAccess comprises an integrated approach of complementary initiatives that increase resources, efficiency and effectiveness within the healthcare system. Through quality improvement, loans for healthcare providers, and health insurance, the demand for and supply of care is stimulated. The introduction of health insurance makes care accessible and affordable to previously uninsured low-income families and leads to increased utilization of maternal and childcare services.