The funding funnel: From bottom-up to integrated providers

By Naomi Mihara 10 October 2016

During #GlobalDev Week in New York, Khawar Mann, managing director in the health care team at The Abraaj Group, sat down with Devex to discuss how new investment models can improve reach and access to health.

When it comes to strengthening health systems, how can financing can be leveraged more effectively and efficiently?

During “Revolutionizing Primary Health Care,” a special event co-hosted by Philips and Devex during #GlobalDev Week in New York, Khawar Mann, managing director in the health care team at The Abraaj Group, sat down with Devex Partnerships Editor Richard Jones to discuss what should be on the radar for the global development community.

Right now a lot of the money is going to bottom of the pyramid interventions, said Mann. So what it will take to funnel funding from the BoP to more integrated providers?

“The global community needs to consolidate all its investment channels into a handful of providers who stand for quality, for access and affordability,” he said.

Click on the above video for more on Mann’s views about how new investment models can improve reach and access, and his call for more dialogue across sectors early on in strategic discussions.

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Naomi Mihara

Naomi Mihara is a video journalist for Devex, based in Barcelona. She has a background in journalism and international development, having previously worked as an assistant correspondent for Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper and as a communications officer for the International Organization for Migration in Southeast Asia. She holds a master's degree in multimedia journalism from Bournemouth University.


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