HANSHEP Health Enterprise Fund: Supporting Pro-Poor Health Innovations in the Private Sector

From 2013 to 2015, the Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project implemented the HANSHEP Health Enterprise Fund in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nigeria. The fund was designed to identify innovative and replicable private sector solutions that address critical health priorities of the poor in sub-Saharan Africa. Through timely investment and targeted technical assistance, the fund supported 16 small businesses to establish proof of concept or to scale their models sufficiently to generate revenue. This profile describes the selection and implementation processes of the fund and highlights several of the grantees’ business models. It also includes the results achieved by the fund and lessons learned to inform future challenge funds.

Author

SHOPS Project

Contributor

SHOPS Project

Published
May 2015
Resource Types
Program Profile
Country
Ethiopia
Kenya
Nigeria
Technical Area
Health Financing
Health Area
Child Health
Family Planning
HIV
Maternal Health
Keywords
Africa
AIDS
base of the pyramid
communicable diseases
community mobilization
financial sustainability
financing mechanisms
health products
HIV counseling and testing
HIV/AIDS
market-based approaches
maternal and child health
public-private partnerships
reproductive health
Sub-Saharan Africa
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