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.
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.