How Failed Public Healthcare Systems Can Be Replaced


This series of radio features casts a spotlight on the state of healthcare systems in developing countries and has a closer look on possible solutions.

  • €15,700 Budget in Euros
  • 2018 Final release date
  • 2 Round winner
  • 3 Locations
  • 8 Durations in months

Part one of the series deals with community health volunteers in Kenya, their important role in the health system and how they should and could be supported in order to make their work more sustainable. In addition to community health workers, we talked to the German NGO medico international and the Kenyan NGO they support in order to empower the volunteers.

Part two deals with a nonprofit healthcare center in Bolivia, which was initially funded with German help and works self efficient today. Apart from patients, doctors and social workers we also talked to the German counterpart at the Kolping foundation.

Part three has a look at how the KfW implements a health insurance scheme in Tanzania. Here we talked with patients, nurses and the KfW employee who is responsible for the project.

Part four had a look at how non-doctors provide basic health care in rural areas in Bolivia and raised the question if that could be a solution for Germany too. We did not only talk to with a “doctorita”, patients and doctors in Bolivia, but also with the head of the German health insurer BEK in NRW.

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