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Improving the accessibility and affordability of healthcare is important, but unless the quality of care is also high, health will not improve.
ACCESS Health International works in low, middle, and high income countries to improve quality of care. We support efforts to collect and make use of data, help set priorities, and improve the quality of care. We work with both public and private payers. We also partner with academic institutions to encourage innovation and excellence in healthcare leadership.

ACCESS Health India brings healthcare practitioners together into collaboratives to drive improvements in target areas. We have piloted successful collaboratives on neonatal care and eye care and are bringing this work to scale throughout the country.

Quality of care varies dramatically in India, both among formal and informal healthcare providers. About sixty percent of patients seeking primary care services receive unnecessary or even harmful treatment, yet many other providers are able to deliver world class services at a fraction of what that care would cost in other countries.

Featured Projects


  • ACCESS Health Eye Care Collaborative

    ACCESS Health Eye Care Collaborative

    The ACCESS Health Eye Care Collaborative brought hospitals together to learn how to increase patient volume while maintaining high standards of care. The collaborative helped hospitals expand access to eye care services and improve the efficiency of care.

  • Center for Health Market Innovations

    Center for Health Market Innovations

    ACCESS Health is one of the organizations that creates content for the Center for Health Market Innovations. The Center is a digital platform that connects healthcare organizations and providers, researchers, and policymakers to learn about innovations that increase access to high quality, affordable healthcare. Most of our studies are of health programs in India, Bangladesh, and Brazil.

  • Center for Health Market Innovations Learning Exchange

    Center for Health Market Innovations Learning Exchange

    The Learning Exchange provides funding to facilitate structured learning partnerships between or among organizations that are profiled by the Center for Health Market Innovations. The Learning Exchange will help programs improve business practices, adopt innovations, or scale up or replicate an aspect of their model to a new market.

  • Indian Neonatal Collaborative

    Indian Neonatal Collaborative

    The Indian Neonatal Collaborative brought together practitioners from six of the best public and private neonatal intensive care units in India. The practitioners worked together to learn, implement, and scale up practices that reduce newborn deaths caused by infection.

  • Joint Learning Fund

    Joint Learning Fund

    The Joint Learning Network established the Joint Learning Fund to support the ability of Network members to learn from each other on a range of topics, including expanded coverage, information technology, primary healthcare, provider payments, and quality improvement. Member countries use the Joint Learning Fund to support study tours, workshops, and exchange of personnel to learn from universal health coverage reform strategies that have been successful in other countries.

  • Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage

    Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage

    The Joint Learning Network brings together low and middle income countries in Africa and Asia to share experiences, challenges, and insights drawn from their efforts to achieve universal health coverage.

  • Joint Learning: Experiences from Knowledge Sharing Toward Universal Health Coverage

    Joint Learning: Experiences from Knowledge Sharing Toward Universal Health Coverage

    This book will share our experiences with the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, a program that brings together countries to share their experiences – their challenges and their successes – working toward universal health coverage. It is scheduled for completion by December 2014.

  • Kerala Neonatal Quality Collaborative

    Kerala Neonatal Quality Collaborative

    ACCESS Health is partnering with the National Health Mission of Kerala to pilot the Kerala Neonatal Quality Collaborative. The collaborative uses an evidence based approach to address neonatal mortality in the state.

  • Safe Care, Saving Lives

    Safe Care, Saving Lives

    Safe Care, Saving Lives brings newborn care providers in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana into a learning collaborative. Providers in the collaborative learn, implement, and scale up process improvements that improve outcomes for newborns.

  • Standards for Accreditation

    Standards for Accreditation

    The Standards for Accreditation project promoted a uniform standard of efficient, high quality care. The project helped to define a set of agreed upon and achievable criteria that all can implement.

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ACCESS Health China has the opportunity to create global education and innovation programs by offering certificate or Master’s degree programs in healthcare and innovation leadership.

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From the Blog

Premature Babies in India Get a Helping Hand

When Fatima* was seven months pregnant, there was despair instead of joy among family and doctors surrounding her. Her baby was expected to be born prematurely and was thus at risk of respiratory disorders, underdevelopment, and even death. Luckily for Fatima, she was being treated at Sangareddy District Hospital in Telangana, India. There, a Quality Improvement Team had been set up through the Safe Care, Saving Lives program. The team administered Fatima two doses of antenatal corticosteroid. She went on to deliver a healthy baby.Saving babies born prematurely is a challenge for...

Business World Features Safe Care, Saving Lives

Indian business magazine Business World recently published an indepth article on the Safe Care, Saving Lives program and its efforts to reduce newborn deaths in India. Of the 2.7 million neonatal deaths that occurred globally in 2015, one third occurred in India. The article highlights the work being done by ACCESS Health International in partnership with the governments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to improve the quality of maternal and newborn care to help reduce neonatal and perinatal mortality. Read an excerpt from the article below or the full article by clicking

Simple Solutions to the Greatest Health Challenges

This piece originally appeared in The Huffington Post.
In life, the simplest solutions are often the best. When it comes to healthcare, they’re also almost always the cheapest. It’s striking then that we so often choose complex, costly, and ineffective healthcare solutions when more straightforward fixes exist.
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