Private Sector Development - Health

Improving access to products that promote health and well-being

Tanzanian-NetThanks to an innovative MEDA program using vouchers, Tanzanians can now find mosquito nets treated with long-lasting insecticide that protect them against malaria at more than 7,000 retail outlets across the country. The program, unique to Africa, won a 2006 Canadian Award for International Development for SME development.   

MEDA's approach is to leverage commercial resources to help overcome barriers to improved health systems. We specialize in logistics, supply chain management, distribution via smart incentives such as vouchers, and technology solutions such as GPS mapping and SMS messaging.

Whether linking women to maternal health services with insurance products, or alternative livelihoods for people with HIV/AIDS, MEDA brings a creative approach.