Updated Apr 21, 2021
Half of the world’s population still lack access to essential health services. This lack of access causes unnecessary illness from preventable and treatable diseases and inhibits economic growth and security against disease outbreaks. Primary care is a cornerstone of universal health coverage and a priority investment in healthier, more productive populations, but more investment is needed. COVID-19 doesn't change this priority; strong primary care systems are critical now and after COVID-19.
OFH offers a sustainable solution to help governments achieve universal health coverage and help under-served communities build health as an asset. Through a franchise model, OFH enables nurses to become business owners that provide essential medicines and health services in isolated communities. OFH clinics deliver sustainable, high-quality treatment and prevention of the most common illnesses such as respiratory infections and parasites. OFH clinics educate on COVID19 prevention.
|New Feature||OFH is seeking additional resources to support outreach and community education on COVID-19 prevention and PPE to ensure the continuity of critical primary care service provision through OFH health posts|
OFH is led by Founder and CEO Dr. Gunther Faber, who brings more than 30 years of experience in healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Faber's extensive leadership experience and work with government officials provide a strong foundation for his role to establish and lead a strong OFH management team and partnerships. In Rwanda, OFH is led by country director Maggie Chirwa, MBA, who has more than 10 years of experience in pharmaceutical and non-profit management in addition to having worked as a nurse. Ms. Chirwa's leadership, project management, and clinical skills prepare her for the challenge of leading OFH through growth while maintaining strong partner relationships and ensuring quality.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN