Description of Innovation

 Low- and middle-income populations in Ecuador often lack of affordable, high quality health care services including family planning, primary care, reproductive health, and pediatrics services.

 APROFE provides patient-centric care including an affordable clinic model for urban areas and outreach programs that combine health care with social and economic development for rural areas. APROFE has developed a highly efficient service model, which maintains private-care quality through strict quality control and monitoring procedures and continuous patient feedback, keeping the patient at the center of their holistic health care delivery model. 

APROFE operates a network of 18 centers, a maternal and surgery clinic, and mobile clinics that reach 20 rural communities around Guayaquil that have no other access to medical services. APROFE has 1.5 million patient visits each year and employs 800 people.