Time: 10.00 am to 11.30 am
Knowledge Exchange Visit by African delegates in Bangalore is happening as part of the African Development Bank project on ‘Developing Coordinated Public-Private Partnerships and Systems for Financing Health in Africa’. The Knowledge Exchange Visit in Bangalore is conducted with the guidance from PPP Cell, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. The Knowledge Exchange Visit will be attended by policy makers, senior representatives from Ministry of Health and Medical Associations and researchers from Malawi, Burkino Faso, Zimbabwe and South Africa along with officials of African Development Bank. This visit is coordinated by Health Systems Research India Initiative Trust with the support from African Development Bank.
The team is visiting Kadugondanahalli (KG Halli), Bengaluru on 27th of October 2016, to interact with team from Institute of Public Health (IPH) and Sarvagna Health Care Institute (SHCI) to understand how Public Private Partnership can provide primary chronic care and dialysis service at affordable costs for the poor. KG Halli is one of the administrative units of Bengaluru city spread over 0.7 Sq Km with population of around 55,000. The average per-capita income of residents in KG Halli is INR 2333/- per month.
Team will interact with IPH staff in KG Halli to understand how working with local representatives can lead to PPP model like SHCI which focus on chronic care. The delegates will be visiting SHCI to understand functioning of the organization which is focusing on making care affordable for chronic primary care and dialysis. There is 6% increase in the self-reported prevalence of chronic conditions between 2009 (8.5%) to 2015 (14.6%) in KG Halli. Nearly 12-15% of them are either not on regular medications or not on any medications due to financial constraints. Those are the people who will have early complications like kidney failure requiring dialysis for life time and have effect on eye, heart and nerves. It’s important that people with chronic conditions go for regular check-up and take medications regularly. The availability of generic medicines and subsidized chronic care facilities by SHCI has improved access to care in poor urban neighborhood.
The visit is expected to build capacity of the delegates and ensure knowledge and skills to contribute to development of specific pilots in the area of PPP in health in their respective countries in Africa.