THE MODEL

THE LIFENET WAY IS SUSTAINABLE & SAVES LIVES

By strengthening local capacity in every link of the healthcare delivery chain, we can transform primary care for Africa’s poor. We are dedicated to strengthening health systems by leveraging existing resources to maximize return on investment and promote local sustainability. With this emphasis on local sustainability, as well as impact and scale, our conversion franchise platform draws on innovative business principles to build in-country capacity and generate long-term effect.

Every pharmaceutical we deliver or piece of equipment we distribute is paired with comprehensive, ongoing training. Health centers that implement the LifeNet way become official LifeNet partners and establish regional standards of care.

The success of our medical and business training is based on the trust relationships we build with partner center staff, which lead to lasting behavior change and heightened capacity.

THE MODEL

THE LIFENET WAY
CENTERS AROUND FOUR PROGRAM VERTICALS:

1. MEDICAL TRAINING

LifeNet’s 5 modules of in-person medical training and mentoring in clinical best practices are based on internationally recognized standards of care and directly tied to saved and improved lives. Through this hands-on education, LifeNet equips health workers with the knowledge and tools they need to provide safe, effective, and evidence-based care to patients. The modules of training include maternal and neonatal best practices, nursing basics, infection prevention, disease diagnosis and treatment, chronic disease care, and much more. Empowered by LifeNet trainings, health workers are equipped to save and improve the lives of underserved patients by implementing evidence-based best practices in their health facilities.

2. MANAGEMENT TRAINING

LifeNet’s 4 modules of management training improve institutional financial sustainability and ensure that health facilities can function well. LifeNet empowers staff members to keep accurate budgets, maintain pharmaceutical stocks, reduce employee turnover, and build lasting facility sustainability. LifeNet equips staff members with practical training in financial management, human resource management, inventory management, logistics, and administrative best practices.

3. PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLY PROGRAM

Through our pharmaceutical supply program, we link rural partner health centers with local and regional wholesalers and deliver medicines directly to health centers. Before launching the program, we discovered health center nurses were often purchasing medicines themselves: spending days at a time traveling to the capital cities by public transportation in order to buy whatever was in stock at whatever price and quality available, before making the long return journey to their health centers.

Our supply program has dramatically decreased the occurrence of stock-outs in our partners’ pharmacies and increased the quality and variety of the medicines they offer. When we save staff time and resources, they can focus on saving lives.

4. EQUIPMENT SUPPLY

LifeNet effectively delivers essential medical equipment to facilities and trains health workers in the proper use and maintenance of equipment, safeguarding the long-term use and effectiveness of each piece of equipment.

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

CONNECT WITH US

IN THE US

LifeNet International
1440 G St, NW
Washington, DC 20005
+1 407 630 9518

IN BURUNDI

LifeNet International
26 Avenue Ngendandumwe
Bujumbura, Burundi

IN UGANDA

64-25 Ring Road, Muyenga
PO Box 21189, Kampala
Uganda

IN DRC

No. 007 Av. Nyofu I, Q. Nyalukemba
C. Ibanda, Bukavu
Democratic Republic of the Congo

IN MALAWI

LifeNet International
Area 14, Plot No. 121
Lilongwe, Malawi

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.