Africa Higher Education
Health Collaborative

Driven by Collaboration, 
Focused on Health Transformation for Africa

The Health Collaborative is a transformative network of 9 higher education institutions and the Mastercard Foundation.

We value and invite like-minded partners who share the same mission.

Addis Ababa University
African Leadership University
Amref International University / Amref Heath Africa
Ashesi University
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Mastercard Foundation
Moi University
University of Cape Town
University of Toronto

Meet our Partners

Born from a commitment to fostering inclusive, sustainable, and impactful health-focused initiatives, the Health Collaborative represents a fusion of bright minds and leading institutions.

Our collaborative effort has produced over 91 comprehensive training, coaching, mentoring, and fellowship programs, tailored for healthcare professionals. We are also at the forefront of pioneering research and fostering a robust network of emerging young professionals.

We champion local, indigenous solutions to confronting Africa’s primary health care and global health challenges.

Our vision is bold, our programs are diverse but united to foster transformative change across health systems and health ecosystems in Africa. Together, we are committed to a partnership. We are invested in co-creating diverse programs and initiatives that pave the way for innovative and sustainable health solutions and growth in Africa’s health systems.

Learn more about the Health Collaborative Partners

Explore our Pillars

Preparing diverse youth for the meaningful work of transforming health and wellbeing in Africa through contextually-appropriate and sustainable primary healthcare.



Expand capacity to train primary health care workers to meet growing demand.



Implement and sustain entrepreneurial ecosystems that launch health start-ups, generate revenue, and create meaningful employment.



Enabling the growth and transformation of Africa’s health sector.

Programs at a Glance

Recent Activities

Venture Spotlight: BetaLife Health

BetaLife Health uses artificial intelligence (AI) to revolutionize blood supply management across Africa. Their platform uses predictive analytics to optimize blood inventory levels, distribution logistics and donor engagement, thereby improving the timeliness and availability of blood for transfusions.

Venture Spotlight: Remedius Mobile Health

Remedius Mobile Health aims to combat the identified problems by leveraging telemedicine through the Remedius Live platform. They seek to provide fast virtual appointment scheduling with doctors and specialists at affordable rates of about five dollars and provide comprehensive care to chronically ill patients. This is executed through an integral network of facilities that provide physical care to these patients if need arises. 

Venture Spotlight: Powerstove Energy

Powerstove designs and manufactures smart smoke-free cookstoves that also self-generate electricity for users to charge their mobile phones and power home appliances using proprietary renewable bio-pellets as fuel. These sustainable, mosquito repellent bio-pellets are produced from post-harvest crops and wood waste.

Venture Spotlight: SnooCODERED

SnooCODERED aims to solve the problem of inadequate healthcare infrastructure (systems, facilities and human resources) in Africa. It is doing this by providing a suite of cost-effective mobile healthcare logistics applications that democratize access to the ambulance or first aid response, facilitate the delivery of medical supplies to diverse populations, and improve contact tracing and epidemiological modelling.

Venture Spotlight: Telemedan

Telemedan creates telemedicine kiosks in underserved communities in order to move toward closing the healthcare accessibility gap. Their kiosks facilitate video conferences between patient and doctor. They are equipped with medical devices for taking vital signs, such as ECG analysis, temperature measurement and blood oxygen saturation. Further, they feature stethoscopes, dermascopes, an HD camera and a scanner for the easy sharing of documents and lab results. With a focus on ease-of-access, Telemedan’s kiosks are user-friendly and accessible to those of varying levels of technology literacy.

Venture Spotlight: BuriCare Limited

BuriCare Limited has launched their Kangacare baby carriers, designed to address the critical need for newborn care, especially in regions lacking adequate neonatal facilities. With only four Neonatal Intensive Care Units available in their country, Kangaroo Mother Care emerged as a cost-effective solution, promoting vital skin-to-skin contact between mother and newborn to regulate body temperature. These locally knitted carriers are equipped with essential sensors capable of monitoring the baby’s temperature, pulse rate, and oxygen saturation. In the event of any abnormalities, an alarm alerts the mother to seek immediate assistance.

Venture Spotlight: A-Lite Vein Locator

The A-Lite Vein Locator is a medical device that facilitates the non-invasive detection of veins under the skin. Using the A-Lite Vein Locator shortens cannulation time by up to 88.5 seconds and lowers the risk of needle-stick injuries and infections. Further, the use of the A-Lite Vein Locator has been shown to decrease medical waste and unnecessary use of clinic resources.