An African temporary medical staff agency, international telepathology for diagnosing cancer and a cloud-based HR service are among the new projects from Corvus Health, the new for-profit business launched by Katherine Tulenko, an American with 15 years experience in health care services in emerging markets. She is a speaker at HBI 2018, April 10-11, 2018 in London. We explore the projects.
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The Dubai-based private equity group has had its 52.6% stake acquisition in Kenyan hospital chain Avenue Group approved by the country's antitrust watchdog.
September 21, 2017
The world’s largest development bank investor in private healthcare is hoping to finalise numerous deals in sub-Saharan Africa over the next six months, with the first set to be announced this week, according to the regional head of health.
September 4, 2017
Khawar looks at how Abraaj is deploying a hub and spoke model to meet the needs of the new middle classes in Africa and India. What does the model really look like on the ground and how far has Abraaj progressed with its $1bn fund.
August 22, 2017
Private equity, venture capital and real estate investment firm Abraaj Group may be pulling out of a proposed partnership with Indian-based multi-speciality hospital chain Narayana, the IFC and local surgeons in Nairobi - and could have its sights set on two hospitals in Lagos.
June 30, 2017
Kenyan hospital group Mediheal wants $20m to refurbish three hospitals in the country, says executive chairman Salim Hasham.
May 24, 2017
Egyptian fund Rx Health Management is closing in on deals in Tanzania and Kenya, says the chairman of the African Health Federation (AHF). Healthcare entrepreneur Dr Amit Thakker told Healthcare Nova at the IFC Global Healthcare Conference in Barcelona earlier this month that Rx Health was in talks with groups in the two east African countries.
May 24, 2017
How do you attract foreign investment to Sub-Saharan Africa? Helmut Schuehsler, chairman and CEO of TVM Capital Healthcare Partners, which has invested heavily in healthcare companies in Emerging Markets, should know. He offered the following advice at HBI 2017.
April 12, 2017
A panel of African investors, advisors and operators gave a critical but positive assessment of the future of private healthcare on the continent at the HBI 2017 conference. Dr Egbe Osifu-Dawodu, formerly of the IFC and World Bank, and a founding partner of the Anadach consultancy explained the opportunity in Africa.
April 12, 2017
Recruitment, retention and training are now the primary challenges for the healthcare services industry. The obvious solution to keeping staff - paying more – is no longer working. Private operators around the world are now fishing in a global market that's short of 15m healthcare workers. So what practical solutions are operators putting into force and what really works? We talk to 25 operators from across the world.