REACH: Taking Quality Healthcare to Communities in Kano State

REACH (“Reaching Everyone with Accessible Community Health”) provides preventive and curative healthcare through a community-based health insurance initiative that offers different packages of care. Community members pay a monthly fee for the insurance, which gives them access to treatment for all ailments including prescription medicines. About 11,000 people are served locally by 22 community health workers but are referred to health clinics and hospitals for more serious issues. Partnerships with pharmaceutical companies and the nonprofit arm of a local clinic helps make treatment costs affordable.

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