Onno Schellekens is the Managing Director of the PharmAccess Group, one of the pioneers of HIV/AIDS treatment in Africa. The PharmAccess Group is dedicated to making health markets work for the poor in sub-Saharan Africa.
PharmAccess mobilizes public and private resources for the benefit of African doctors and patients through loans for healthcare providers (Medical Credit Fund), health insurance, medical quality standards (SafeCare) and private equity (Investment Fund for Health in Africa). PharmAccess is currently pioneering mHealth innovations in Kenya with its partners Safaricom and M-Pesa. These revolutionary developments have the potential to “democratize” healthcare.
At the G20 Summit in 2010 the Medical Credit Fund was awarded for its innovative financing model presented by President Barack Obama.