The Africa Health Markets for Equity (AHME) partnership is a $60 million investment by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Department for International Development (UKaid). AHME is a partnership focused on equity, committee to helping private providers deliver quality health services to poor people. AHME takes the novel approach of intervening on both the supply and demand side of the healthcare system, and integrating these into a single, well-coordinated programme.
AHME has produced three new snapshots on how measuring equity in social franchising have informed models used by AHME partners, the implications of contracts and capitation on provider business in terms of Kenya’s National Health Insurance Fund, and how Population Services Kenya has consolidated quality assurance standards within healthcare provider organisations in ways that are both reliable an practical.
This snapshot series has been developed to capture the breadth of innovative AHME activities being implemented, to add to the evidence base for advancing Universal Health Care.