Costs & Financial Sustainability


A New Way to Pay: National Hospital Insurance Fund

On Tuesday, December 9, Jacaranda welcomed our first NHIF (National Hospital Insurance Fund) clients at our Ruiru clinic. National Hospital Insurance Fund members are enrolled by making prepayments to the fund and the fund will then take care of their hospital bill. According to the Center for Health Market Innovation (CHMI): The National Hospital Insurance Fund Read more »


Bringing Men to the Table, and Other Insights

The blogosphere and the global health world has been buzzing with reports from the 50th annual international family planning conference, dubbed “Full Access, Full Choice,” which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia this past week. Plenary speakers Melinda Gates and Dr Kesete-birhan Admasu, Ethiopia’s Minister of Health, opened the event by commending the family planning community Read more »


Jacaranda receives Health Market Innovations Award in Kampala

Last week, Jacaranda Health won an important recognition in the first East African Health Market Innovations Awards. Jacaranda was identified among several hundred programs as the Most Promising Health Market Innovation in the category of “Organizing Delivery”, which recognizes “programs that reduce fragmentation and informality of health care delivery”. The awards event was funded by Read more »


Five lessons for building scalable business models for maternal health

Jacaranda Health entered the field of maternal healthcare in east Africa with a challenge: How do we provide high-quality care to low-income women while building a business that’s financially sustainable? It was essential that we provide services of a quality that our international advisors in obstetrics and midwifery could point to with pride, but we Read more »