Dr. Beatrice Murage

Senior Scientist, Health Informatics, Philips

    Dr. Beatrice Murage is passionate about access to quality healthcare. She is an experienced leader in systems strengthening, healthcare management, digital innovation and exploration ventures. She has successfully built teams and led strategy, policy formulation and project implementation in emerging and established markets. Dr. Murage is currently Senior Scientist at Philips Research and Innovation, India & Africa. She is based within Philips Group Innovation & Strategy and works closely with Philips teams in International Markets, Philips Foundation and Group Sustainability. Dr. Murage serves in an advisory capacity to various industry organizations and coalitions working in entrepreneurship and innovation. They include Digital Connected Care Coalition (DCCC), Transform Health and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Dr. Murage is a medical doctor and she holds an International MBA and Master in Business Analytics & Big Data from IE Business School, Spain.

    5:05pm – 6:05pm EAT

    Monday, 8 March 2021 Day 1

    Technology and Digital Platforms for UHC

    Hosted by Amref Health Africa 

    Less than 50% of Africans have access to modern health care facilities, and many countries are struggling to meet the needs of their population due to acute health worker shortages. In the face of these obstacles, innovation is transforming health care diagnostics, treatment, delivery, data collection, and user experience in Africa. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has galvanized the development of more than 120 health technology innovations that have been piloted or adopted in Africa, according to WHO – including technologies focused on surveillance, contact tracing, community engagement, treatment, laboratory systems and infection, prevention and control. This session will highlight how novel and innovative interventions are responding to emerging needs as well as long-standing health challenges across Africa; explore the value of data systems for health and how they are being leveraged to make strides towards health for all; spotlight African innovators; and showcase technologies that are leapfrogging progress towards UHC across the continent.