On September 19 at the Concordia Annual Summit, Special Representative for Global Partnerships Dorothy McAuliffe presented the winner of the 2023 P3 Impact Award, The HealthTech Hub Africa (HTHA). The 2023 P3 Impact Award marks ten years of partnership between the State Department’s Office of Global Partnerships, Concordia and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.
HTHA is a pan-African health technology accelerator that helps governments and start-ups collaborate on data and technology-enabled innovations to strengthen African health systems. It is a partnership between The Novartis Foundation, The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Norrsken Foundation, Bridge for Billions, The Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Rwanda as well as government ministries in Senegal and Rwanda and a wider network of support partners.
HTHA stood out with its dual mission—meeting the needs of both entrepreneurs and governments toward their mutual goal of advancing health equity. They do so by providing a ten-month innovation and investment readiness program for health tech entrepreneurs. Additionally, HTHA established an Intergovernmental Working Group to bring together government leaders and entrepreneurs in developing policy pathways toward health tech integration in public health systems.
To date, HTHA has supported 68 organizations from 17 African countries, reached over 2.35 million beneficiaries, raised $18 million in capital and created over 800 jobs. Over the next three years, HTHA hopes to raise $50 million in funding, reach more than 3 million people across the African continent and create 1,200 local jobs.
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