Mexfam: Offering high-quality services at subsidized prices

Case 7 in NESsT Case Study Series

MEXFAM is a Mexican institution offering family planning, health care, and sex education to the poor and the young. In 1992, with the support of a USAID grant, MEXFAM established health care centers that offer high-quality services at subsidized prices for low-income sectors, and also provide services for doctors and private patients.

The organization was encouraged to generate its own revenues through these health centers. It used the initial USAID support to establish the centers with the advice and assistance of a family planning organization in Texas based on a Colombian model. This extensive and efficient network of health care centers offering different specialized services and a significant volunteer corps have allowed MEXFAM to generate revenues for new programs in sex education and health promotion.

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