- Social Investment
- Corporate social responsibility
- Social enterprise
- Health care
- Infant health
- Maternal health
We have proven success in pilot sites in Rwanda and Kenya; the operating expenses are now sustainable under the current model, and will eventually be passed over to local private entities. BI can provide pharmacokinetic expertise for our training program on best oxygen prescription practices, given its role in respiratory research. We’d also like BI to invest in CAPEX for new counties in Kenya that have expressed interest to scale-up operations. Our project will expand BI’s market access into rural Kenya and entry into Rwanda, and allow BI to obtain an understanding of the local supply and distribution chains within the region. With the launch of Nairobi-based Aesa for R&D capacity in Africa, Kenya is an optimal emerging market for collabs.
Manufacturing, Public Policy Knowledge, Access to Capital.
Public Policy Knowledge: The success of local entrepreneurs is dependent on the policy landscape within a country. According to the World Bank "Doing Business" report, Kenya ranks poorly at 108/ 189 countries. Being able to navigate the public policy landscape will be crucial.
Manufacturing: Project Oxygen couples oxygen tank filling technology with a decentralized distribution network. Capacity for manufacturing innovation would be an asset.
Access to Capital: Our current pilot operations are sustainable, but we would like to scale up to other counties. Investment in CAPEX will be crucial.
Access to and established trust with customers/beneficiaries, Insights into pricing and financing of health products/services, Insights into marketing, Insights into distribution, Insights into behavior change.
Improving the affordability of healthcare (e.g., microinsurance, reducing the economic cost of care), Increasing physical access to healthcare to people with restricted mobility or restricted access (senior people, people with disability, remote or difficult areas, etc.), Remote care solutions for health management, treatment, and diagnosis.