- What: Boehringer Ingelheim is piloting PreCare, a new business model that includes awareness raising, education, innovative transport and treatment, and insurance solutions for non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
- Objective: The objective of PreCare is the prevention of cardio-metabolic disease, treatment (acute care) and rehabilitation of stroke.
Scope: It targets NCDs in low-income communities in Kenya.
- Details: PreCare was developed within the Making More Health programme for innovative business models.
PreCare is an immediate outcome of the work of Boehringer Ingelheim with social entrepreneurs and other stakeholders in Africa, through the Making More Health programme. The ideas behind PreCare are an outcome of a co-creation workshop conducted in collaboration with social entrepreneurs and stakeholders. Boehringer Ingelheim further supports their implementation.
PreCare aims to reach low-income communities in Kenya through awareness raising, education, innovative transport and treatment, and insurance solutions. The pilot proposes a holistic and affordable solution for NCDs, with an initial focus on the prevention of cardio-metabolic disease, treatment (acute care) and rehabilitation of stroke targeting low-income populations. It has several components which fit together to achieve this objective, namely: a) set up of a primary healthcare ecosystem piloted in Kenya and then scaled to other African countries (providing basic healthcare); b) development of micro healthcare insurance concept; c) training of community healthcare workers in patient management and adherence software and inventory management of essential medicines; d) support to sustainable micro clinics in informal settlements; and e) support of partners in establishing a mobility concept.
The project is in its initial stage and first results are expected in 2016.