Fayeeza Naqvi is Co-Founder and Chair of the Aman Foundation, a not-for-profit social enterprise headquartered in Karachi, Pakistan. In 2015, Fayeeza received the BNP Paribas Grand Prix award for Individual Philanthropy. In 2013, Fayeeza signed an MOU with the Gates Foundation and Packard Foundation to launch the $15 million ‘Sukh’ initiative, to provide women with access to family planning. In 2016, she received the Global Humanitarian Award for Woman’s & Children’s Health, presented by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population & Reproductive Health. In 2016, she received the Power of Purpose award from Devex, an annual award presented in partnership with McKinsey & Company. Fayeeza graduated from LSE and Political Science. She is a Trustee of the British Asian Trust and is a Founding Member of the Advisory Board of the LSE-South Asia Center.
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- Aman Foundation
- Non-profit Social Enterprise
- Healthcare Delivery; Workforce and Employment
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- South Asia, Pakistan
The Aman Foundation offers a community based, prevention-oriented, and affordable healthcare model for Pakistani cities through: a health workers program serving patients at their door steps; community clinics; and an ambulance service that connects people to the tertiary healthcare system.
Aman’s ambulance fleet is the first of its kind in Pakistan, equipped with advanced lifesaving equipment, operated by trained paramedics, and coordinated through a central command and control system, all focused on reducing response times and mortality rates. With a fleet of 100 ambulances, 100 doctors, and 750 medical technicians, the service addresses 46 percent of Karachi’s medical emergency needs within a response time of under 12 minutes.
As of 2016, it achieved fifty percent financial sustainability by adopting a tiered pricing model based on urgency of the medical need and the patient’s ability to pay. The ambulances attend to over 100,000 cases a year, 60% of which are road accidents that are attended to free of charge and hospital rides from non-affluent neighborhoods priced at $3. Over 65% of cases are considered to be serious or life-threatening in nature. In 2015, the Government of Sindh entered into a five year public-private partnership with Aman that will support the expansion of its ambulance operations to 450,000 cases per year and generate an operating fee of $1 million.
Sukh, Aman’s community health program launched in 2012, focuses on family planning, reproductive and child health and supports one million people. In 2011, Aman launched a vocational skill training program for 3,000 youth in highly violence-prone urban neighbourhoods with support from USAID, and it is now exploring corporates as clients. Across its identified impact areas of health and education, Aman adopts an entrepreneurial approach of using its own seed capital to incubate social enterprises with high potential to scale.
Once the model is proven, it leverages external funding partnerships and service agreements with governments to achieve faster systemic scale and impact.