At least half of the world’s population lack access to essential health services.[i] In turn, families often go untreated or rely on poor-quality care from unqualified providers, resulting in distrust, increased costs, complications and, all too often, death.
GP funds aim to improve the health and economic position of households living in poverty by investing in primary and specialty care clinics that provide high-quality, low-cost services.
WHO IS SERVED?
The target demographic is urban and peri-urban populations living on less than $5.50 PPP/person/day.
WHAT IS DELIVERED?
Patients receive high quality, low-cost, primary & specialty health care, including medical consults, diagnostic services, and holistic preventative care.
WHY IS IT IMPACTFUL?
Household health and economics improve due to:
- Improved access to timely and appropriate treatment
- Improved utilization of higher quality health care services
- Lower incidence of preventable illness
- Higher labor force participation
[i] World Health Organization, Primary Health Care on the Road to Universal Health Coverage: 2019 Monitoring Report, https://www.who.int/healthinfo/universal_health_coverage/report/uhc_report_2019.pdf?ua=1