#14: African HealthTech - Emerging opportunities for technology to provide better, faster & cheaper health care across Africa
October 18, 2020
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#14: African HealthTech - Emerging opportunities for technology to provide better, faster & cheaper health care across Africa

Overview: Today, we’re going to talk about the opportunity for technology to make a difference in African healthcare. We'll start with the context of health in Africa, deepdive into health verticals and African companies, investigate Health Tech in other developing countries & how technology can help. This episode was recorded on Oct 18, 2020.

Companies discussed:  Babyl, MobiHealth, mPharma, BIMA, Helium Health, Ilara Health, Zipline, Life Bank, 54gene, MTN Ayo, Ping An Good Doctor, Dr. Consulta, Practo & PharmEasy

Business concepts discussed: Healthcare technology, African Access stack, Health care coverage, Health insurance, Health platforms & Public policy.

Conversation highlights:

  • (01:40) - Central role of Health care to economic development
  • (03:40) - Africa’s under-resourced and under-staffed healthcare system statistics
  • (11:50) -  Health care challenges in African countries
  • (15:55) - Healthcare verticals by target customers: Patients, Payers, Providers, Manufacturers, Distributors & others
  • (17:10) - Companies in Africa HealthTech across verticals
  • (41:06) -  Health tech in non-Africa emerging markets
  • (53:00) - What’s needed to spur HealthTech innovation across African markets
  • (55:04) - New business models and innovation for Africa HealthTech 
  • (58:10) - Potential business models for African healthcare providers
  • (1:01:10) - Lessons from other governments
  • (1:06:50) - Olumide’s thoughts overall outlook
  • (1:07:50) - Bankole’s thoughts & overall outlook
  • (1:13:50) - Recommendations, small wins & open questions


Olumide:

  • Recommendations: The Halo Effect, The Little Book of Lykke & Paired app
  • Small win: Watched video of professor telling colleague they had won the Nobel Prize (really nice)
  • Small win: Watched Paystack CEO video about Stripe acquisition. Made me so happy. Biggest exit for young technical African founders?
  • Other: World Bank database & Zipline mechanics
  • Question: How can we balance impact of health tech between the private & public sector?
  • Special thanks: Aisha Kasali & Nour Sharara


Bankole:

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