OCA launches research on Kenya’s rapidly growing healthcare sector

Following two years of research and discussion with leaders across Kenya’s healthcare sector, Open Capital published a report identifying specific sector opportunities for innovation and investment.

The Next 33 Million: How the private sector is reforming Kenya’s health system” explores trends and recent successes in Kenya’s private health care sector.

Key highlights include:

  • The most innovative private sector healthcare business models and how these models can scale
  • Which capital sources are best placed to finance tomorrow’s growth
  • Changes in the Kenyan insurance landscape and implications on the health system and outpatient provider models

Open Capital launched its report on June 21, 2013 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nairobi, at an event co-sponsored by the IFC and the Abraaj Group. The event brought together 70 members of a select group of business leaders, investors, and sector experts. At the event we discussed the report’s findings and a panel of CEOs and investors shared their perspective.

The panel included:

  • Dr. K.K Gakombe, CEO, Metropolitan Hospital Nairobi
  • Dr. Nelson Gitonga, Director & Lead consultant, Insight Health Advisors
  • Shakir Merali, Fund Manager, The Africa Health Fund, Abraaj Group
  • Biju Mohandas, Head – Health and Education, Sub-Saharan Africa, IFC
  • Moderator: Walter Lamberson, Partner, Open Capital Advisors

The event and research led to several new engagements with SMEs, investors, and multi-nationals through which Open Capital hopes to prepare the East African healthcare sector for rapid growth.

Please Contact us for more information about the report or to discuss new opportunities. Download the report here.