Innovations in health product distribution in sub-Saharan Africa 2021

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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for innovative, cost-effective, robust, technology-enabled systems to deliver health products and information has never been more clear. Across Africa, where supply chain constraints result in critical bottlenecks in the movement of essential medicines from manufacturer to end-user, leveraging technology to ease this flow holds tremendous promise.

Start-ups across the continent are developing innovative, commercial models to transform health product distribution for consumers and providers alike. With a focus on Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda, we present an overview of market trends and recommendations for key stakeholders in global health to engage innovators to strengthen access to critical health information and products.