On the flip side of undevelopment is opportunity: there is ample room for innovation (and even appropriation of established methods) to solve the myriad of health care problems in Africa. And startups are doing just that! According to McKinsey, the African healthcare space is a multi-billion dollar industry that is rapidly growing.
Access to health is typically abysmal in low-income countries. But, as the world becomes more connected, various businesses have sprung up to link patients to the appropriate health personnel, literally putting a doctor in your mobile phone. Paramount to the issue of access, however, is cost, and in areas where doctors are available, people are often priced out. That’s where startups like Mobisure come in.