Punjab Health Foundation
Country of Operation
- Health Department, Government of the PunjabGovernment
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Lower-middle income (20-40%)
- Middle-income (40-60%)
- Higher middle-income (60-80%)
- High-income (80-100%)
SummaryThe foundation provides interest-free loans to essentially deserving medical professionals and doctors to start their practices or augment the existing health service delivery mechanisms.
The Foundation's mission is to promote and finance the development of private health practice in order to meet the service delivery expectations of ordinary citizens.
The primary objective of the Punjab Health Foundation is to facilitate the delivery of quality health services with a clear emphasis on public private partnerships.
Key program components
The Foundation provides two different financial packages for deserving doctors and NGOs in order to promote the reach and quality of health service delivery in the province. These include (1) the regular package for private doctors and NGOs amounting to Rs.1.5 million (approximately USD $17,800), and (2) a young doctors package of Rs. 0.4 million (approximately USD $4,700). PHF was established by the Government with a financial allocation of Rs. 450 million for providing interest free loans to unemployed doctors, as well as for health service delivery initiatives of local NGOs. The Foundation is expected to provide these services at the district level in association with district governments. The Foundation almost entirely depends on the district government for the verification and file scrutiny of applications received from individuals and organizations. This program works with 1,200 doctors and 48 NGOs.