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T he Covid-19 pandemic highlighted systemic weaknesses in the health systems across many African countries, and has triggered a change.

This podcast episode explores the digital health landscape in Kenya with Dr. Daniella Munene, Head of External Affairs at Africa Health Business. She has extensive experience in the health sector as a practitioner, policy advisor and advocate for Universal Health Coverage.

We discuss the interplay between the government and private sector, the state of the health workforce and the role that digital health services can play in democratising access to affordable healthcare in Kenya.

Furthermore, Daniella provides incisive advice to investors and start-ups considering entering this nascent, but important sector.

About Dr. Daniella Munene

Dr. Daniella Munene is an enthusiastic pharmacist professional with 17 years’ experience and skills in strategic planning, business development, policy analysis and stakeholder management in the health sector in Kenya.

Her wide-ranging experience in the pharmaceutical sector and health policy advocacy provides Daniella has an expansive and deep understanding of the healthcare sector in Kenya and the development of digital health.

Daniella has worked for some of the leading pharmaceutical companies including Philips Pharmaceuticals, Limeridge, ION Kenya and Johnson and Johnson. Daniella’s previous work has focused on quality management systems for health supply chain as well as organizational regulatory compliance.

She has also served as the CEO of the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya, Advisor at World Health Organization, and Director at the Kenya Healthcare Federation.

Currently, Daniella is the Head of External Affairs at Africa Health Business, a Nairobi-based healthcare consultancy. Daniella has strong passion for equitable health for all. In addition to her full-time role, she provides policy recommendations aimed at attaining of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).