Reimagining Africa’s Health Security & Resilience

Enabling a strong collaborative approach in strengthening Africa’s health security, threat response capacity and resilience

The Challenge: Health Security in the Wake of COVID-19

With over 55.6 million infections, over 1.34 million deaths, and a forecasted 5.2% GDP contraction globally  in 2020, Covid-19 has exposed a problem that has always existed; Weak Health Security and Resilience Planning.

Covid-19 has shone a harsh light on weak health security and resilience planning worldwide. Governments and donors are the primary funders of the healthcare systems in Africa, serving over 70 percent of the 1.3 billion population. With these actors barely covering crucial budgets, their ability to efficiently anticipate, adequately prepare, and correctly deploy resources to respond to health threats is severely stifled.

The Initiative: Africa Health Security Alliance

The Africa Health Security Alliance is a platform that brings together all the key stakeholders of Africa’s health sector and related value chains to form the largest network of responders, resource contributors and decision-makers whose actions will significantly improve the continent’s overall state of health security.

Goals of the Initiative

Information Sharing

Information Sharing

Access key information that influences health security planning to:

  • Track the status of disease(s) that pose a potential threat to the state of Health Security
  • Enhance response capacity through dynamic sourcing intelligence
  • Make better management decisions using improved investment intelligence

Connect and Collaborate

Connect and Collaborate

Engage and form networks with other key health security actors on the platform to:

  • Drive conversation, partnerships, and decisions using information technology
  • Create linkages that enhance sourcing and distribution efficiency of essential healthcare products
  • Participate in or champion initiatives

Mobilise Resources

Mobilise Resources

Mobilize resources required to strengthen the state of Health Security efficiently by:

  • Identifying, analyzing and visualizing gap to enable better planning and management
  • Having access to real-time reporting and monitoring service
  • Accessing resource performance data

MIT Solve Winner

xetova becomes the first local Tech company to join MIT Solve – Health Security and Pandemic Innovators 2020 Cohort.

The AHSA® Platform

AHSA® Platform is an artificial intelligence-driven platform that provides powerful visualizations in tracking disease burdens and forecasting the demand of essential healthcare products. Using action triggers and recommendations, AHSA® provides a robust collaboration framework that ensures seamless just-in-time sourcing with tools to support resource mobilization needed for procurement and on time delivery of orders by suppliers. Depending on the required outputs, AHSA® Platform ranges from simple business intelligence models to complex artificial intelligence models that can predict and prescribe outcomes.

AHSA® Platform provides a scalable end-to-end holistic approach, with the potential to unlock trade and investment opportunities and transform how essential health products are sourced.

Infinite Value Through Collaboration

01

Provide a partnership framework for key actors

Convene a strong virtual community comprised of high-level influencers, decision-makers and contributors to health initiatives in Africa

02

Foster mobilisation & accountability of resources for essential healthcare products

Deploy AI-driven technology that will support disease surveillance, essential product demand trends tracking and just-in-time procurement of essential healthcare products

03

Access to finance for local suppliers to enhance sourcing and distribution

Build a strong knowledge base and virtual communities that will constantly engage and share ideas that will catalyse more homegrown solutions, investments and interventions

04

Track, measure, and report on performance capacity

Provide financial access to suppliers to enhance the sourcing and distribution efficiency of essential healthcare products, and track & measure performance capacity to enable better decision making in health security planning

The AHSA® Platform Community

AHSA® brings together these key stakeholders to connect, engaged work together by rapidly identify gaps, link solutions and track success towards strengthening Africa’s health security:

More than 70% of the African population relies on funded healthcare services which are mostly provided by the government. Through the AHSA® platform, the Ministry of Health will be able to;

  • Get a holistic view of the country’s state of health security
  • Access data insights on disease burden patterns
  • Access insights on the state of healthcare supply chain
  • Access supplier financing insight tools
  • Get Insights on predicted demand and supply of healthcare products

Efficient procurement of essential healthcare products has been a major challenge for NGOs, Donors, Private Hospitals…etc. through the AHSA® platform, these buying organizations will be able to;

  • Get a holistic view of the state of healthcare
  • Access projected data on disease burden patterns
  • Get insights on predicted demand and supply of healthcare products
  • Access Just in time delivery tools
  • Access performance tracking and enhancing tools

Shortage of essential healthcare products and inefficient procurement of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical products has been a common problem in the continent. Through the AHSA® platform, Suppliers will be able to;

  • Access just in time delivery management tools
  • Use performance tracking and enhancing tools
  • Access projected data on disease burdens
  • Get a holistic view of the state of healthcare
  • Insights on predicted demand and supply of healthcare products

Africa receives billions of USD worth of contracts on medical supplies every year. There is need to Injecting More Investment into Africa Healthcare and through the platform, Financiers will be able to;

  • Get a holistic view of the state of health security in Africa
  • Access insights on the state of healthcare supply chain
  • Use supplier financing insight tools
  • Access resource insights and mobilization tools
  • Use performance tracking and enhancing tools

Second to the government, donors are major contributors to the healthcare system in Africa. Through the platform, donors will be able to;

  • Access projected data on disease burdens
  • Get a holistic view of the state of health security in Africa
  • Access insights on the state of healthcare supply chain
  • Use supplier financing insight tools
  • Access resource insights and mobilization tools
  • Use performance tracking and enhancing tools

Stories from AHSA®

State of Kenya’s COVID-19 Response and UHC Plans

State of Kenya’s COVID-19 Response and UHC Plans

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AHSA® November 26, 2020
Africa’s Self-financing and Supply Chain Solutions to COVID-19 Recovery

Africa’s Self-financing and Supply Chain Solutions to COVID-19 Recovery

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AHSA® November 17, 2020
5 Ways AI is Revolutionizing Healthcare Supply Chains

5 Ways AI is Revolutionizing Healthcare Supply Chains

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AHSA® November 8, 2020