Catalyzing African Health Tech Solutions in Africa: What’s Needed to Generate and Scale Up Innovations?

06 Mar 2019
17:30 - 19:00
MH1

Catalyzing African Health Tech Solutions in Africa: What’s Needed to Generate and Scale Up Innovations?

Organised by The Elsevier Foundation and Amref Health Africa.


Despite exciting leapfrog innovations such as mobile phones, the widespread uptake of new health tech solutions in Africa has been hindered by a knowledge and communication gap between entrepreneurs, government and funders.  To improve affordable healthcare in Africa, a new ecosystem must be developed to enable dialogue, experimentation, research, and sustainable investing. This panel will explore viable approaches to scale both Africa-based and global innovations which can be adapted and scaled for the African market. With speakers drawn from the IFC’s TechEmerge program, MSF/Epicentre, Amref Health Africa’s “Innovate for Life Fund” and the Lancet Global Health, this panel will share best practices to support health tech solutions in Africa.