Health ministers from countries including Niger, Senegal and Uganda have signalled a new approach to working closely with the private sector in healthcare provision. We find out more from our contacts who attended the second annual Africa Health Business Symposium (AHBS II) in Dakar earlier this month.
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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 serial healthcare entrepreneur who also spent five years as Egypt’s Minister of Health and Population, Prof Elgabaly is now raising a $200m healthcare fund for investment in Healthcare in Africa and is already at present proceeding with investments. We talk to him about the Egyptian and wider African markets and about his investment approach.
February 17, 2017
The Nigeria-based fund Flint Atlantic, which specialises in healthcare start-ups, co-invested with US-based Polaris Capital in the Rwandan dialysis group Africa Healthcare Network (AHN) last week. AHN is growing fast but the market is constrained by labour shortages and affordability. We discussed AHN’s potential to broaden access with Nneka Ezeigwe, vice president at Flint.
November 14, 2016
Africa Healthcare Network (AHN), a low-cost renal care provider trying to build Africa’s largest chain of dialysis centres, has received an investment from Polaris Partners and Flint Atlantic. Nikhil Pereira-Kamath, CEO of AHN, says this will help fund the group’s expansion in Tanzania and Nigeria.
November 9, 2016
We've spoken to Joseph Kutzin who advises governments across the world on the design of their health systems. In this interview, Kutzin with great lucidity and patience explains complex issues of health policy with examples from his global experience. He also gives his view on developments in some of the more tempestuous markets: South Africa and India.
August 10, 2016
Dr. Peter Clarke from South African lab group Lancet laid out his pan-African expertise at our 2016 Breaking Barriers conference. What business models work in Kenya? What about Nigeria, to the other side of the continent? Most private equity houses and institutional investors are daunted by Africa, but Lancet has expanded to 11 countries in just 12 years.
May 6, 2016
Dialysis provider Africa Healthcare Network secured a contract with the Ministry of Health in Rwanda to deliver kidney care to district hospitals across the country. The group aims to triple capacity in Rwanda in the next year and launch up to 100 centres across Sub-Saharan Africa in the next five years. We speak to CEO Nikhil Pereira-Kamath.
April 21, 2016
Abraaj is close to its $1bn target for its mammoth Global Healthcare Fund. And its ambitions are becoming clearer.