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Gregory Rockson: Disrupting the Healthcare Ecosystem in Africa through Innovation

Gregory Rockson: Disrupting the Healthcare Ecosystem in Africa through Innovation

Gregory: Glad to be with you, Spiffy! Our vision is an Africa that is in good health. mPharma is a patient-centered, technology-driven healthcare company that is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem in Africa by addressing the fragmented drug supply chain and its resulting impact on accessibility and affordability of drugs and healthcare services in Africa. As a healthcare provider, we provide innovative solutions, including vendor-managed inventory services for hospitals and pharmacies, a pharmacy-in-a-box franchise solution for community pharmacies known as “QualityRx,” aimed at scaling primary care solutions for community pharmacies, and a “heal-now-pay-later” financing solution for patients who pay for their drugs out-of-pocket—all of which mPharma pioneered in Africa.

Alhassan Baba Muniru: Local Problems Solved by Local People

Alhassan Baba Muniru: Local Problems Solved by Local People
Alhassan: At Recycle Up! Ghana, we believe that local problems need to be solved by local people. We focus on young people, high school and university students, and young entrepreneurs. We believe that these change-makers will create a more sustainable future for Ghana and beyond. Therefore our major purpose is to train and empower the Ghanaian youth and provide a platform for them to tackle the plastic waste challenges that exist in their communities.

Samirah Dekowski Maison: Partnerships & Community for Women’s Reproductive Health

Samirah Dekowski Maison: Partnerships & Community for Women’s Reproductive Health

African women bear a huge burden of disease and death during their reproductive years with over 500 women dying daily in Sub-Saharan Africa (WHO) and many more are living in pain from preventable sexual and reproductive health issues. This is caused by factors such as stigma, poor social support, inadequate dissemination of information, faulty cultural beliefs, limited access to healthcare products, and services.