Not-for-profitYear launched: 2009
Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Higher middle-income (60-80%)
- High-income (80-100%)
- Primary care
SummaryMicroClinic International was launched in 2009 in Ghana and Uganda following a franchise business model that combines ownership with proven operating, marketing and distribution standards to empower community health nurses to own and grow their own MicroClinic.
MicroClinic International believes that franchising is the most effective way to expand primary health coverage in Africa. It aims to leverage this model to empower community health nurses and bring quality, affordable healthcare closer to the poor in Ghana and Uganda.
Key program components
MicroClinic International (MCI) outlets are 1,100-square-feet buildings with small labs and living quarters for franchisees, typically physician assistants or community health nurses. MCI provides business training, oversight, accounting services, a management information system, and brand management. It also provides quality control and sources for supplies including the drugs that meet intellectual propert protection criteria. Because those who live on $1 a day cannot pay for even relatively cheap services, MCI also has in place a third-party-payment arrangement with the national health insurance plan.
MCI clinics provide a variety of primary care services including maternal and child health services, tuberculosis, diarrhea, vitamins, and pneumonia.
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