Expanding health service delivery to the poor through access to finance - Dr. Misa Rakotoarison
Beyond his medical degree, Dr. Misa Rakotoarison also studied biology and economics. With his master’s in economics he hoped to develop an entrepreneurial spirit and one day set up his own business.
While working in a health center in Tamatave, Madagascar, Dr. Misa received his first SHOPS Plus training. “[The training] helped me to open my laboratory, LAMFE (Medical Laboratory of Fénérive Est), in Fénérive Est.”
He later received further SHOPS Plus training which helped him improve in areas such as operational and financial management.
In January 2019, Dr. Misa expanded his practice with the addition of a medical clinic. Shortly after he sought out a loan from Access Bank Madagascar to build an operating room.
“I thank Access Bank Madagascar for financing our operating room. We also thank SHOPS Plus for the business management training and coaching. And last but not least, I thank USAID for supporting the private health sector.”