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Access Afya

Access Afya is creating a social business to keep people living in East Africa’s urban slums healthy through micro-clinics and field health programs.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Healthcare Services
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2012
  • Employees 16
  • Website

Company Summary

Access Afya (“Health” in Swahili) is creating a private sector primary care model, starting in Nairobi’s slums. The anchor of the model are micro-clinics staffed by qualified Kenyan clinicians. These are linked to the community through local health workers and field based "subscription health" programs. The clinic offers acute care consultations and tests, chronic packages, and has an attached pharmacy selling authentic medication.


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    Founder, CEO

    Melissa is a social entrepreneur living in Nairobi as co-founder and CEO of Access Afya. Her background combines experiences from the international development and private sectors. She has worked on projects ranging from community healthcare in rural Jordan to renewable energy finance at a private bank in New York. Melissa holds a Masters Degree in Public Service from New York University.