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  • #WhatsNext: Health Tech

    August 22nd 2019, 6:00-8:30pm
    Mettā Nairobi, Riverside


    Nest in partnership with Merck & Make-IT in Africa will be hosting the 35th edition of the #WhatsNext series. The event will be around the integrability of health innovations into the traditional healthcare industry.

    Topics of discussion include:

    1. Problems technology can and cannot solve in the healthcare industry.
    2. Partnerships that can accelerate healthcare innovation.
    3. Predictions for the future.

    The Panelist on the day will be: 
    Dr Elizabeth Wala - Programme Director, AMREFLinkedIn
    She has more than 15 years’ experience spanning the fields of health systems strengthening for universal health coverage, health care policy development, pharmaceutical medicine and clinical research. She is known and respected for program refinements and building credibility and partnerships across cultures and with leading national and international private, public, and non-profit health sector stakeholders. She has participated in the development of key national and international policies and guidelines across many African countries. She has served as organization representative at national and international forums, conferences, technical working groups, and advisory boards.

    Tony Wood - Managing Director, MyDawaLinkedIn
    Tony Wood is the Managing Director at ION Kenya, the company that operates the MYDAWA brand. MYDAWA is a revolutionary e-health solution that puts the consumer at the heart of everything. They ensure quality products at an affordable price, are consistently available to consumers, conveniently and with privacy, all from the palm of your hand.
    Tony comes to the Pharmaceutical Industry with a successful technology background, because technology is at the heart of our customer solution. He has a very strong team of Pharmacists and pharmaceutically trained experts to ensure that they meet all their Operational and Regulatory requirements to provide a fully customer focused solution.

    Amaan Banwait - C.O.O, IIIara HealthLinkedIn
    Amaan is a co-founder and COO of Ilara Health, a VC-backed provider of affordable tech-powered diagnostics for Africa. He was previously the GM of Werlabs (a diagnostics start-up in the UK with the CEO of Spotify as an investor), an investor at The Abraaj Group in Kenya making private equity investments into healtchare companies, and a manager at the Clinton Foundation helping the Government of Uganda scale up its HIV/AIDS programs. He was also a consultant at Bain & Company. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BComm from UBC.

    Dr. Louis Machogu - President at Pharmaceutical Society of KenyaLinkedIn
    Dr Louis, a Registered Pharmacist serves in the Healthcare space as the President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya, www.psk.or.ke ; He is the Founder of Haltons Pharmacy the one time largest corporate chain of pharmacies he founded in 2007, www.haltons.co.ke. He has great interests & experience in Healthcare, Governance, Analytics and Community Leadership. Aside from his current assignment as President of PSK, he supports hospital, pharmacy owners and private practice healthcare workers with Systems & Financing Structures to make their operations sustainable. His work has been recognised with notable awards he has received Top 40 Under 40 Kenyan Leaders 2016; Top 100 East African Business Finalist - BD Africa, ILO Launch pad 2011. 

    Wilfred Njagi - Co-Founder, Villgro KenyaLinkedIn
    Mr. Wilfred Njagi is Co-Founder and Chief Incubation Officer at Villgro Kenya - which supports early-stage innovation-based, for-profit social enterprises in the healthcare and life sciences sector by providing incubation services. He holds a BSc in Computer Science (2010) from Egerton University and brings in diverse experience having lived and worked in Middle East, Asia and Africa. He is well plugged into the Kenyan entrepreneurial ecosystem. 
    He went on to do a one year Villgro fellowship in India after which he took up the challenge of scaling Villgro to Africa. As the Chief Incubation Officer, he leads all the incubation related activities including: pipeline generation to surface new incubates selection and screening of companies, due diligence, drafting incubation agreements, finding mentors and matching them to the right entrepreneurs, setting and reviewing incubation milestones. 

    The event will be moderated by Millicent Olulo, the Regional Director of Pharmaccess Kenya. 

    Please note:
    1. Video and audio content will be recorded by the Mettā team
    2. Please ensure you bring your ID/Passport to ensure easy & guaranteed passage at the security desks.
    3. Food and Drink Will be served.

    NB: The #WhatsNext series regularly sells out. Please book early to secure your seat.

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