An institution using a franchise model provide life-saving medicines and health care has reached several major milestones: serving more than two million people on the African continent, opening 82 medical clinics, converting 45 drug shops into medical clinics and achieving 10 years of operation.
The HealthStore Foundation created Child and Family Wellness Shops using regional and local HealthStore representatives to improve the lives of the poor in nations such as Kenya and Rwanda. The mission of the CFWshops continues to center on addressing treatable illnesses, increasing the rural poor's access to health care, lowering mortality rates and providing education about prevention. While meeting its objectives, the organization has also formed beneficial alliances.
CFWshops has worked with ExxonMobil, the Global Fund and USAID to develop and implement new protocols for more effective treatment of malaria, HIV diagnosis and counseling, and to treat AIDS patients. Working with Procter & Gamble, CFW shops is exploring new ways to market health and hygiene programs through its network in Kenya.
While celebrating 10 years of success, the organization is seeking...