Despite a severe lack of healthcare providers, payors, and manufacturers coupled with an abysmal infrastructure to support healthcare delivery, a recent McKinsey report stated that affordable and accessible healthcare will soon be within reach for most Africans. Fueling this statement has been an unprecedented growth in innovative approaches to healthcare delivery in Africa over the last decade, with the advent of technological improvements such as mobile health and telemedicine, innovations in capacity building through the training and deployment of lower skilled workers as well as new models for provision and financing mechanisms to name a few. These new approaches have resulted from an unprecedented demand for healthcare, which is only expected to grow. In the next decade, a burgeoning middle class, as well as the increase in the incidence of chronic illnesses will drastically increase demand for healthcare across the continent, and more innovative mechanisms will need to be employed. This panel will discuss the various innovative models that are being employed to effectively address this demand from various angles.
Zain Latiff – Partner, TLG Capital
Liza Kimbo – CEO and Co-Founder, Carego Livewell
Alex Canfor-Dumas – Global Sourcing Leader, GE Healthcare
Vanessa Ward – Pfizer
Rachel Moresky – Professor, Mailman School & Columbia Medical School