Health services chain

The CHMI Primary Care Learning Collaborative is a peer-learning network that enables knowledge sharing among participating organizations on challenges related to quality, sustainability, efficiency, and scale. Launched in 2013, Collaborative members share successes, jointly solve problems related to common challenges, and highlight promising practices for organizations providing primary care in low- and middle-income countries.

Database at a Glances present cross-sections of the CHMI database to underscore trends our programs database is uncovering in countries where the private sector delivers the majority of health care.  This Database at a Glance analyses trends in chains and franchises.

When the Institute for Rural Health Studies (IRHS) started its work, “Health for All in the Year 2000” was a very popular slogan but how it translated into action was ill­‐understood. Rural health needs were not well understood and yet at that time more than 80 percent of the population lived in rural areas. Little interdisciplinary research existed. IRHS was established to do research on the agricultural and socio-­‐economic determinants of health and nutrition with the view of helping improve rural health.

HCG Enterprises is the Largest Cancer Care Network in South Asia with 15 centers across India and Sri Lanka. It treats 28,000 new patients every year. It is a successful physician-led initiative with over 350 doctors being empaneled as partners.

Marie Stopes International (MSI) is a UK­‐based, pro­‐choice international sexual and reproductive health organization with 30 years of experience. Currently operating in 43 countries, MSI manages 629 international centers and last year provided services to over 7 million couples. MSI, operating in Bolivia since 1994, collaborates with local partners making long­‐term commitments to communities, public institutions and social organizations within the country. 

Pro Mujer in Bolivia is a women’s development organization that provides its clients with access to microfinance, business and empowerment training, preventive health education and high-­quality, low-­cost primary health care. This combination of health, human development, and financial services, differentiates Pro Mujer from other health organization and microfinance institutions (MFIs).