Africa 2023

The Ambulex innovation is set to benefit over 10 million families in Kenya with its low-cost and high-impact design. Notably, Kenya lacks a national emergency medical response service by the government, and despite the National Health Insurance Fund having over 7 million members for Universal Health Coverage (UHC), emergency medical services are not included. Ambulex monitors successful evacuations, providing income opportunities for over 100 EMTs in the Nairobi Metropolitan Area, with plans to increase this number to more than 500 in the next 5 years.

Ambulex Solutions Limited

In Kenya, limited access to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a significant healthcare concern, especially for underserved communities. The absence of public EMS providers places the burden on citizens, with only those who can afford quality services receiving assistance. To address this issue, Ambulex has reduced access costs to $1 per family per month through a subscription model, making it more accessible to families facing financial barriers. Ambulex has deployed EMTs within communities who use a mobile app to respond promptly to emergencies, collaborating with motorbike riders for easy access into underserved areas. The primary focus is on stabilizing patients and assessing the need for hospital transfer.

Chil AI Lab

Additionally, Chil's unique femtech center provides AI-powered radiology report interpretation, streamlining the analysis process for patients by allowing them to upload photos of their reports. With Chil's inclusive approach and cutting-edge technology, women with disabilities can now receive the care they need more easily.

They've reached 88,130 women and aim to reach 150,000 beneficiaries by the end of 2024. Additionally, they've engaged 10,000 children from 117 schools across Tanzania and Uganda, with a target of 100,000 children accessing their services by 2025.

Chil AI Lab is an innovative company addressing the accessibility challenges faced by women with disabilities in obtaining chronic disease care. They offer an artificial intelligence-powered telemedicine service designed specifically for the disabled. Through voice prompts and sign language translation, Chil enables visually impaired individuals to access healthcare services and facilitates communication between doctors and patients who are unable to speak.

Addressing healthcare challenges, Advantage Health Africa introduces myMedicines, aiming to fulfill 10 million prescriptions in the next three years. This solution leverages a network of 1000+ pharmacies, offering inventory aggregation, direct-to-consumer logistics, and dedicated fulfillment systems. Operating in urban and rural Nigeria, myMedicines partners with health innovators and collaborates with public and private sector entities, including health insurance companies.

MyMedicines

Advantage Health Africa also introduces Advantage PMS (Pharmacy Management Solution), a tech platform ensuring real-time inventory connectivity across 1000+ pharmacies. This addresses availability challenges, enhancing the discovery of medication availability and reliable order fulfillment.

In Nigeria, myMedicines addresses poor access to affordable medicines due to a porous drug distribution system and limited technology adoption. With less than 5000 pharmacies serving over 200 million people, myMedicines combats counterfeit medicines, reaching an impact measured through client feedback, medicine availability assessments, quality assurance processes, cost savings, and improved awareness and access to timely healthcare services.

Zuri Health

Zuri Health introduces a virtual hospital, encompassing an app, website, and chatbot, providing patients with a range of healthcare services. This includes doctor consultations, medication purchases, lab and test bookings, and home visit requests. To reach the 60% of mobile phone owners without smartphones or internet access in Sub-Saharan Africa, an SMS service was added, allowing patients to chat with a doctor for as little as $0.10 and receive first-level medical consultations via SMS.

As the fastest-growing health company on the continent, Zuri Health operates in 8 African markets, leveraging widespread mobile penetration and collaborating with Telcos. We've enabled millions in rural and underserved communities to access doctors, drastically reducing the average cost of basic healthcare by 99%, from $(5-10) to a mere fraction.

Addressing challenges in the African healthcare sector, including structural inequality, service provision, and distribution, Zuri Health's impact is measured through user engagement, health outcomes, customer satisfaction, and social impact metrics. This showcases the effectiveness and value of our services in enhancing health and well-being across Africa.