Decreasing barriers to access to finance for private sector providers

With increasing numbers of Tanzanians turning to the private sector for health care, private provider networks need financing to grow and improve their services. However, this sector is underfinanced, thereby limiting the growth potential of private health care businesses. Also, health facility staff can often lack business and financial management skills.

SHOPS Plus is addressing the lack of access to finance by strengthening the business management capabilities of private health providers and drug shop owners, and it is supporting the financing application process. Simultaneously, SHOPS Plus is working with financial institutions to adapt policies, procedures and products to better address the financing needs of health facilities and drug shops.

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