7. Trust takes time, but the investment pays off
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together,” says Dr. Githinji Gitahi. “Working together, we have improved community health in several African countries, and the trust we’ve built up over time sets the foundation for new projects that have greater scope, reach and impact. We’re excited to be developing the first Public Private Partnership, the Partnership for Primary Care. The private sector has until now played a marginal role in public primary care, but this unique example combines corporate business acumen with the public-sector’s understanding of local communities in a joint value proposition that has the potential to radically transform healthcare delivery and expand access to quality, affordable healthcare.”
After eight years of delivering impactful projects together, Amref and Philips continue to raise the bar for what we can achieve through this partnership, as we progress together toward the ultimate goal of Universal Health Coverage.