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TechEmerge has a track record of successfully driving innovation in the healthcare sector in emerging markets—and now our award-winning program is expanding to Africa. 

1.2bn

Africa's population is growing rapidly

$103bn 

healthcare spending expected in 2022

$3.2bn

medical imports per annum

In Africa, tech companies will find a young, digitally-savvy population and a fast-growing middle-class keen to access new medical solutions. African healthcare providers are eager to boost efficiency, improve patient outcomes, and embrace innovation. In addition, many African governments are committed to universal health coverage and they need to access new technologies and business models in this key sector. 
We are seeking applicants with a wide range of health tech solutions that meet local needs. 

Needs

Successful applicants will be matched with leading East African private multi-specialty hospitals, primary care clinics, diagnostic centers, labs, insurers, and other healthcare providers. Phase one of TechEmerge Health Africa program focuses on East Africa, with a strong emphasis on the Kenyan market. The private sector delivers about 45 percent of all healthcare in Kenya, and health is one of the Kenyan government’s top priorities. Select providers from Ethiopia and Uganda will also participate in the program. Africa is open for business.

The most promising applicants will be invited to meet leading East African private healthcare providers to discuss opportunities to pilot technologies in the local setting. TechEmerge offers a pool of up to $1 million in grant funding to support matched pairs. Pilot partners will also receive ongoing support and advice from our expert team during pilot implementation.  

TechEmerge has a proven record of impact, starting in 2016, with our inaugural program in the Indian market. Serving a population of more than 1.3 billion people, India’s healthcare sector is one of the largest in the world. However, the vast majority of patients pay for healthcare expenses out-of-pocket, fueling demand for greater access and affordability

1.3bn

India has 17% of world population

$280bn 

healthcare market value in 2020

$3bn

medical device & diagnostics market today

 

Brazil was chosen as the second TechEmerge location. Its 208 million people are guaranteed free and universal public healthcare, but the public system is overstretched and underfunded. As a result, many Brazilians have turned to private healthcare providers. Combined, the public and private systems make up the eighth largest healthcare market in the world. 

$232bn

healthcare market value by 2021

$1.8tn 

Brazil's GDP by 2021

$5.5bn 

medical device market

 

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