Since our founding, Agile Global Health has been on the front lines of improving quality healthcare access for the world’s underserved communities. The following are examples of specific projects we’ve tackled to advance health in the various corners of the world where we work.
With each of these undertakings, our goals are to 1) serve the unique healthcare needs of a specific population; 2) to deliver and track, through our field-tested management processes and technology platforms, a comprehensive clinical and interpersonal healthcare experience; and 3) to demonstrate the measurable impacts – from improved health outcomes to societal benefits – that Agile’s expert healthcare management can impart.
Since 2014, Agile Global Health has served as the exclusive international healthcare manager for the 42 million Kenyans covered by the country’s National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). In 2015, we identified open-heart surgery (OHS) as a pressing problem in Kenya: the country’s major hospitals had accrued waiting lists of more than 1,400 patients for urgent cardiovascular surgery, with capacity for fewer than 250 annual procedures. Agile was commissioned in 2016 by the NHIF to coordinate a national cardiac care program focused on OHS. During implementation, the program evolved to also support interventional cardiologic procedures.
Agile (formerly A&K) Global Health has been working with the healthcare community in Kurdistan, Iraq since 2012. We identified very early in our collaboration with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Ministry of Health (MOH) the need for access to and funding for quality bone marrow transplant (BMT) procedures for Kurdish patients suffering from thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder common in the region. Drawing upon our experience managing complex clinical pathways for patients whose care requires synchronized local and overseas attention, and our deep connections to specialized medical expertise within our Indian treatment network, we designed a comprehensive program to facilitate Kurdish thalassemia patients through BMT at select Indian hospitals. In November 2013, the KRG MOH contracted Agile to begin implementing this initiative through our offices in Erbil, Dohuk, and Sulaymaniyah.
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