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Unjani private health “clinics in a box” for South Africa

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As the global economy almost came to a collapse over the debate about the right to public health care insurance in the United States.  I thought it would be an interesting moment to share the story of a successful for-profit business model to provide affordable health care services to underserved BoP communities in South Africa.  Unjani Clinics, which means “How are you?” in Zulu are a sustainable fee for service based business model that provide basic health services such as basic eye care in refurbished containers operated as franchises by certified nurse practioners.  It is a model that has gained steam and expanded from three to seven clinics in the last year.  Those looking to figure out better ways to better serve the BoP with healthcare services should take noticed.

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