100&Change: 2021

Making Healthcare Accessible across Africa by Scaling Digital Health

Babylon Partners Limited

Accelerating Universal Health Coverage in Africa by establishing sustainable, digital primary healthcare for 50 million people across 5 diverse countries by 2025, catalysing continent-wide adoption.

Submitted: August 2019
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Two-page overview of proposal
Competition Participation
100&Change: 2021
Current Work Location(s):
  • Minţaqat ar Riyāḑ, Saudi Arabia
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • British Columbia, Canada
  • England, United Kingdom
  • Kigali Province, Rwanda
  • Lusaka Province, Zambia
  • Nairobi, Kenya
  • Ādīs Ābeba Āstedader, Ethiopia
  • Province of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Dakar, Senegal
Priority Population(s):
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • People with diseases and illnesses
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 3. Good health and well-being
  • 17. Partnerships for the goals

Executive Summary

Africa has 25% of the global disease burden. But only 3% of the world’s health workers and less than 1% of the world’s health expenditure, so millions don’t have access to basic healthcare. Digital health represents a unique opportunity to leapfrog healthcare’s traditional barriers to access, and accelerate universal health coverage (UHC) under SDG 3. Babylon Health is a leading global provider of Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled digital health to millions worldwide, including 2 million in Rwanda. Forging a partnership with Amref, Smart Africa, the World Bank, and local governments, Babylon will establish sustainable, digital primary healthcare for 50 million people in 5 diverse countries, and create the framework for catalysing continent-wide digital health adoption. Improving access to healthcare is vital to alleviating poverty and driving socio-economic development. Digital health will enable governments across Africa to optimise their limited resources, and put accessible, affordable healthcare into the hands of everyone.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Babylon Partners Limited

website: https://www.babylonhealth.com/
Organization Headquarters
Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Organization ID
Annual Operating Budget
$100 to $199 Million
Number of Full-time Employees
> 1,000
For profit

Corporation, partnership, or other entity