Medical Technology (MedTech) is one of the most exciting and innovative sectors in the globe but in Africa, developers need to build with their market in mind.
Across the spectrum, demand for high quality, cost-effective healthcare solutions is on the rise. This has driven an increase in the number of developers who are keen to build technology solutions – however it is critical to remember that the solutions that you build in Africa, will be very different from those you build in Europe or the US.
To illustrate this point, we found this TEDx talk by TED Fellow Soyapi Mumba and his team who created a new system from scratch — from the software that powers their electronic health records to the infrastructure used to support it. In this quick, talk, Mumba shares how his jack-of-all-trades mindset can help reshape health care in low-resource environments.