Dawa Mkononi Gets Funding To Expand Healthcare Access in East Africa

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By Editorial Desk 3 Min Read

Tanzanian B2B pharmaceutical company Dawa Mkononi has recently secured substantial funding to expand healthcare in East Africa.

The company, whose name translates to “Medicine at your Palms,” has garnered support from a consortium of investors, including Sanofi Global Health Unit Impact Fund, Pontem Vent, Warioba Ventures, Villgro Africa, Axian Group, and several other regional venture capitalists.

This backing underscores Dawa Mkononi’s dedication to enhancing healthcare access across the region.

Joseph Paul, the firm’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and co-founder, emphasized the pivotal role of the investors’ support, stating, “The investors’ support underlines their conviction in the company’s vision and will be crucial in expanding our footprint and enhancing healthcare access across Tanzania.”

Innovative Approach to Healthcare Access

Dawa Mkononi is addressing the challenge of healthcare access through its innovative mobile app, which optimizes the pharmaceutical supply chain for pharmacies, clinics, and hospitals. Healthcare providers can seamlessly place medication orders directly through the app, leveraging Dawa Mkononi’s efficient logistics network to ensure timely delivery, even to remote areas. Additionally, the app’s built-in fintech features facilitate secure and transparent payments.

Advantages of Dawa Mkononi’s Approach

This approach presents several advantages, including reduced costs and waste, improved price stability, and a reduced risk of counterfeit drugs entering the supply chain. The streamlined ordering and delivery processes minimize inefficiencies and resource wastage, while the app’s transparency combats price fluctuations and ensures fair pricing for medication.

Impact and Recognition

Dawa Mkononi’s impact is already palpable in Tanzania, where the company serves over 1,000 healthcare enterprises in Dar es Salaam alone. With the recent funding boost, the company is poised to expand its reach even further.

The mobile app, available in both English and Swahili, has garnered recognition for its innovative approach from several organizations, including the World Health Organization and the Clinton Global Initiative.

The Road Ahead

Dawa Mkononi’s journey is just beginning, and with continued support, the company has the potential to revolutionize healthcare access across East Africa.

This innovative B2B platform stands as a prime example of how technology can bridge healthcare gaps and ensure that everyone has access to the essential medicines they need.

Founded in 2017, Dawa Mkononi continues to make strides in its mission to transform healthcare access, setting a new standard for pharmaceutical supply chain management in the region.

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