To improve access to essential drugs, basic healthcare, and prevention services for children and families in the developing world.
To improve access to essential drugs, basic healthcare, and prevention services for children and families in the developing world using business models that maintain standards, are geometrically scalable, and achieve economies of scale.
The HealthStore Foundation (a 501(c)(3)) operates CFW networks in Kenya and recently launched its first CFW outlet in Rwanda. The CFWshops franchise health network in Kenya, launched in 2000, is harnessing commercial business format franchising to improve access to essential drugs and basic health services and to correct for low clinical standards that make much of the care that is available ineffective. Through 76 simple, standardized outlets owned and operated by Kenyan franchisees (nurses or community health workers), CFWshops distribute low-cost drugs and services necessary to treat prevalent health problems that cause suffering and death in rural areas. They also provide community education and prevention services. The CFWshops network is currently serving over 40,000 patients and customers per month, mostly in rural areas where high-quality drugs and health services are not generally available. See more at www.healthstore.org