Health Cooperatives

Forming strategically-oriented communities has led to people addressing some of the challenges they face, such as scarcity of medical services. The clustering of people can enable the creation of entire healthcare systems when supported by some expert technical and logistical expertise and guidance.

We offer a wide range of services for communities wishing to solve their healthcare services problems with their own hands. These are provided with the aim of creating a self-sustained system that is independent from all.

Among these services we can help in:

1. Identification of needs, expectations available resources and stakeholders

This is the initial step adopted by Shamseya when studying a healthcare services situation of any community. After identification of all possible stakeholders, we characterize healthcare system needs, resources types and availability and expectations from the healthcare system in community-centered manner. Furthermore, the extent of social solidarity, cohesiveness and attitudes towards insurance and available services and infrastructure are also assessed.

2. Coaching in community solution design

Our team then begins a customized process of coaching that enables the selected community to design the healthcare system solution they perceive as most suitable. We help not only in facilitation, documentation, frame-setting and planning, but we most importantly provide a network of supporters, expert opinions and policy backing up for these solutions.

3. Technical, informational and logistical support in implementation

We then introduce the communities to our network, information database, policy-makers and market connections, as parties who can enable the realization of the solutions they aspire to implement. Throughout this process, we ensure a transparent and effective service procurement strategy that maintains and saves community resources and brings the best players on stage.

4. Follow-up, improvement, vertical and horizontal expansion

Once the system is up and running, the Shamseya team maintains follow-ups, monitoring and addressing of technical issues to improve the system. Additionally, extensive communication with our community representatives is maintained and potential for scaling up in terms of coverage, widening of scope and aptness for different income levels are explored. We also begin linking communities together and pushing for system quality and governance development.

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