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THE IMPACT

THE LIFENET WAY
HAS TRANSFORMED 90 HEALTH CENTERS IN EAST AFRICA

We have expanded our partner network to 90 faith-based health centers and hospitals in Uganda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo. After running trial partnerships, we know these health centers are committed and capable of implementing our standard of care.

THE IMPACT

EVERY YEAR, MORE PARTNERS EMBRACE THE LIFENET WAY

Since launching Burundi operations in 2012 with 10 health center partners, our network has grown to 90 facilities in Burundi, Uganda and the DRC, together seeing over 1,000,000 patient visits per year. By 2025, we plan to work in 1,000 health centers across 10 African countries, transforming care for over 20,000,000 patient visits.

TO DATE, OUR FIRST COHORT OF
TEN HEALTH CENTERS HAS SHOWN
IMPROVEMENT OF 112%
ALL AT AN AVERAGE MARGINAL COST OF
LESS THAN 1$ PER PATIENT VISIT.

We leverage existing resources for high impact. This ensures an exceptional return on investment. On the ground, we work with established health centers and provide them with the necessary tools to expand the scope of their services. Through these strategic investments in local systems, we transform healthcare for millions of patients without the limitations of traditional, high cost/low return interventions.

THE RESULTS

THE LIFENET WAY KEEPS PARTNERS ACCOUNTABLE

We apply our Quality Score Card (QSC) after every module to measure partners’ performance across key areas. These include pharmacy operations, management and clinical practices. To create the QSC, our nursing and public health specialists drew on standards established by local ministries of health, as well as the USAID/Smiling Sun Health Services Quality and Monitoring Supervision Clinic Preparedness Guide, January 2010 and the IFC Self-Assessment Guide for Health Care Organizations from the Joint Commission International and Safecare.

The QSC covers all indicators that the ministries of health include in their own health center evaluations and then goes beyond to quantify staff adherence to LifeNet-taught best practices. With it, we calculate a robust composite score for each health center that indicates the impact of our interventions on health care quality over time. In addition to the QSC, we also administer pre- and post-training tests to monitor partner center staff at the individual level. We regularly see drastic increases in individual scores as many nurses receive training in these best practices for the first time.

One of our strengths is monitoring and evaluating for measured impact, using tools developed in-house and proven successful in the local context.

WE ARE TRANSFORMING AFRICAN HEALTH CENTERS TO PROVIDE QUALITY, SUSTAINABLE HEALTHCARE, BUT WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT.

CONNECT WITH US

IN THE US

LifeNet International
3815 Silver Star Rd
Orlando, FL 32808
+1 407 630 9518

IN BURUNDI

LifeNet International
26 Avenue Ngendandumwe
Bujumbura, Burundi

IN UGANDA

Plot 2977 Ring Road, Muyenga
PO Box 21189, Kampala
Uganda

IN DRC

223 Ave. Patrice Emery Lumumba
C. Ibanda, Bukavu
Democratic Republic of the Congo

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SOCIAL INNOVATION IN HEALTH INITIATIVE

We were chosen as one of 25 high impact healthcare delivery solutions for the
2015 Social Innovation in Health Initiative, in partnership with the World Health Organization.