Fondation Pierre Fabre

A medicine affordability program that connects patients to professionals

Main beneficiary countries:
Philippines - Vietnam

About the sponsor


mClinica is a start-up designed to improve healthcare access by networking pharmacists, pharmaceutical companies and patients.

Sector: Industrial: Startups, enterprises, etc.

Country of origin: Singapore

Contact the sponsor

The organisation has:

Full-Time Equivalent
Service provider

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Access to quality medicines/pharmacies
  • Chronic diseases
  • Cardiovascular illnesses

Stage of development:

  • Routine project/operational

Area where initiative is utilised

  • International (in several countries)

Initiative start date

  • 01/01/2013


Financing method

  • Public (grant/subsidies, call for proposals/call for tender, etc.)
  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)
  • Government agency (i.e AFD, USAID, etc.)

Economic model(s)

  • Revenue generated by the beneficiaries/healthcare facilities
  • Sales of data analysis

About the initiative

In many emerging markets the key problems that healthcare usually faces are affordability, accessibility and adherence.

Connect Pharmacy helps address the key healthcare problems through sponsored discounts, ease of enrollment, and automated health education messages.

Connect Pharmacy is a medicine affordability program that allows patients to receive sponsored discounts by providing their mobile number. In return, they receive health education messages and refill reminders to help them maintain their condition, while also building customer loyalty with their local pharmacies. In addition, the program provides insight on market research data that was previously not available to pharmaceutical companies and health organizations.

Field report of the initiative

Fields of application:

Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC) - Patient monitoring and medical data - Financial access to care, microinsurance

Target audience

  • Sick people

Initiative objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Reduced suffering
  • Improved treatment

Key figures

1 Number of beneficiaries since launch

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Smartphone

Technologies used

  • Mobile telecommunications (without data connection)
  • Internet
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

Offline use


Open Source


Open Data


Independent evaluation

auto-evaluated or evaluated by a related organization


Drugstores Association of the Philippines

Organizational: Communities, public authorities, NGOs, associations, foundations, etc.