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Interview: Michael Sandhu, Remedium RT

After a long career at radiotherapy supplier Varian where he ended as Vice President, Global Market Development, Michael has set up his own consultancy to advise governments, international agencies and the private sector on the development of radiation therapy services in general and the best business models.  HBI asks him where the opportunities are and what they look like. 

“For-profit operators are key to UHC” says report

Universal Health Coverage is one of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and it's expected to be completed by 2030. But a newly released report argues that a lack of PPPs is stalling that goal. Healthcare Nova looks at the key findings...

Ada opens up markets with new languages

German telehealth company Ada claims that introducing new languages on its AI-powered "symptom checker" app will eventually open the market up to an additional 102 million people.

TPG in for Abraaj’s health fund

Private equity giant TPG Capital has reportedly entered exclusive negotiations to take over the management of Abraaj's $1bn healthcare fund which has assets in Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan and India. It looks to be the end of a protracted saga which contacts say might dampen fund managers' appetite for so-called impact investing in emerging markets.

PharmAccess helps roll out Universal Healthcare Cover

PharmAccess Foundation, the pioneering Dutch NGO which has lent money to 1,000 for-profit clinics across Africa and launched an innovative mobile health payment scheme in Kenya is now working closely with governments.

NMC Health enters sub-Saharan Africa

London-listed GCC healthcare provider NMC has entered sub-Saharan Africa for the first time, through hospital management contracts and a greenfield IVF clinic. The move coincides with the release of its H1 results which we look at.

Hospitals in our pockets: the future of African healthcare

Before British primary care digital health player Babylon came along, the Rwandan government had never signed a contract with a private healthcare provider. A universal healthcare coverage scheme called Mutuelles de Santé had been operating in the country since 1999, but ten years later was spending 9.7% of GDP on health. The government and its citizens needed a means to make healthcare more accessible and affordable: so in 2016 it invited a private digital health platform to help connect patients to doctors.

FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2017: Connecting sub-Saharan Africa to better healthcare through mobile technology

PharmAccess is a Dutch NGO that works to improve healthcare access and services in sub-Saharan Africa through mobile technology and providing financial loans. It was a finalist because the M-TIBA solution is unique, claims 250,000 users and incremental increase in revenue. It connects patients and providers, remitters and employers, as well as governments, insurers and donors onto one platform.

Africa: Five definites, four maybes and nine no-nos

Health is becoming big business in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. As its countries become more urban and populations become more affluent, private operators are seeing opportunities to invest, and to make a difference to people’s lives – particularly as public health sectors struggle to cope. African healthcare expert Dan Schönfeld, former head of investments at Vital Capital, offers his personal assessment or where he would, and wouldn’t recommend putting your money.

Nairobi Hospital is expanding – and open to discussion with investors

We caught up with Gordon Odundo, CEO of the 350-bed Nairobi Hospital in Kenya, at Africa Healthcare Week in London. He tells us the group is developing a new 100-bed pediatric hospital in the city to open by the end of the year, with longer-term plans to move the main hospital to an adjoining new-build site as part of a plan to double its capacity.

HCG plans international market expansion

Healthcare Global, the largest Indian cancer hospital chain, had recently acquired facilities in Kenya to establish its 1st comprehensive center outside India. As part of long-term strategy, in the next few years, HCG plans to have presence in Africa, SE Asia and the Middle East. Chairman and CEO, Dr. BS Ajaikumar, who is speaking at HBI 2018, explains.

Interview: Dr Rajgopal Thirumalai, Vice President, Global Medical & Occupational Health, Unilever

Unilever runs a global health and prevention programme in over 90 countries for its 169,000  employees. How? What does Dr Thirumalai (known as Dr Raj) think of the private healthcare services sector? And what changes does he expect in the future? And what does he expect from digital health and AI? Dr Raj is also a non-executive independent director of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise and a speaker at HBI 2018 on April 10-11 in London.

Interview: Dr Rajgopal Thirumalai, Vice President, Global Medical & Occupational Health, Unilever

Unilever runs a global health and prevention programme in over 90 countries for its 169,000  employees. How? What does Dr Thirumalai (known as Dr Raj) think of the private healthcare services sector? And what changes does he expect in the future? And what does he expect from digital health and AI? Dr Raj is also a non-executive independent director of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise and a speaker at HBI 2018 on April 10-11 in London.

New medical services for Africa

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 Dr Kate 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.

Could Abraaj be ditching Kenya for Nigeria?

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.

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