Geographies Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi
Core Service Areas Telemedicine-paired D2C Distribution, Digital/ Product Distribution
Founder(s) Joost van Engen
Healthy Entrepreneurs engages existing rural community health workers in a sustainable business by providing them access to low-cost, high-quality branded generics and other health commodities. The business is driven by a tightly-controlled supply chain that reduces mark-ups and allows entrepreneurs to sell high-quality products at a lower cost than currently available in rural areas and still retain a margin on each sale. Entrepreneurs use low-cost smartphones to manage their business and reordering, provide access to telemedicine services to their customers with a focus on screening and treatment, and give Healthy Entrepreneurs, its funders, and governments real-time visibility to the flow of information, services, and products in rural areas.
Funding & Key Investors
Dutch Good Growth Fund, Philips Foundation, Dutch Postcode Lottery, Grand Challenges, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Madiro, Bayer Foundation