Healthcare Innovation in East Africa Navigating the Ecosystem

Patricia Odero, Sylvia Sable, Jennifer Cook, Krishna Udayakumar

This report summarizes the wisdom of over sixty stakeholders in East Africa and analyzes the opportunities and gaps in the healthcare innovation ecosystem, spotlighting examples of innovation in the region. It looks at country and regional healthcare trends as well as the conditions for the healthcare entrepreneurial environment. It then examines the mechanisms for supporting and growing innovation and offers suggestions on how diverse stakeholders in the region can work together to navigate connections and chart a course toward improved health outcomes.