Partnerships and innovationChanging Health in East Africa Mwihaki Muraguri 2nd May 2012
The Rockefeller Foundations mission, unchanged since its founding in 1913, is to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. First, we seek to build resilience that enhances individual, community and institutional capacity to survive, adapt, and grow in the face of acute crises and chronic stresses. Second, we seek to promote growth with equity in which the poor and vulnerable have more access to opportunities that improve their lives.
Our Changing World• Old solutions and approaches appear less and less successful, and vulnerable populations are increasingly exposed to shocks in ways that push their coping abilities to dangerous limits.• Solutions to today’s challenges must involve a complex mix of actors that include governments, nonprofits, foundations, civil society and the business sector in new ways.
Changing BAU in East Africa 7.3 million accounts, accountingfor over 57% of all bank accounts in Kenya Launched in March 2007 By February 2012 – 14 million customers
Our Current Challenge.. or Opportunity?In Africa, out of pocket expendituresaccount for 50% to 80% of total healthspendingGlobally, 150 million people each yearincur catastrophic health expendituresand 25 million families fall into povertyas a result.
Potential for ChangeThe G-20 committed more than one-half billion dollars to support thewinners of the Ashoka G-20 SMEFinance Challenge.Aureous PE Fund raised $ 105million to address Healthcare in AfricaCentre for Health Market Solutionshttp://healthmarketinnovations.org/HANSHEP – Harnessing Non-StateActors for Better Health for the Poorwww.hanshep.org