FAH strengthens the capacity of Ministries of Health (MOH) and Ministries of Finance (MOF) to finance sustainable community health systems.
|Investee||Financing Alliance for Health (FAH), founded 2016|
|Location||Pan-African operations with HQ in Nairobi, Kenya|
|Funding start||July 2020|
SSA countries have the most severe shortage of health workers in the world. Less than 30% of countries in the region can meet the target of 2.3 health workers per 1,000 people, set by the WHO. Despite a proven return-on-investment on community health workers, few countries currently prioritize Community Health (CH) systems. Insufficient, unaligned, and inaccessible international and domestic funding results in many countries’ community health programs remaining fragmented, trapped in the pilot and sub-scale phases, and not always delivering a maximum return on investment. Given the nature of CH, governments’ role in funding and delivery solutions, particularly in the long-term, cannot be overstated.
FAH draws on private sector expertise, coupled with knowledge of how governments function, to support in developing community healthcare financing strategies, financial structuring, and accessing various financing opportunities. Some examples of their work include:
Over 80% of African countries lacking elaborate community health strategies could benefit from FAH’s capacity building and capital mobilization services. FAH contributes to:
|# country governments developed or refined costings||4||7||9|
|Developed investment cases||2 country governments||4 country governments||5 country governments|
|Built team capacities||4 health ministry teams||6 health ministry teams||8 health ministry teams|
|Unlocked funding (USD)||30m||30m||TBD|
Through our engagement with FAH, we align with and contribute to Goal 3 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, target 3.8: Access to quality essential health-care services.