Pharma Supply Chain Innovator to COVID Disruptor

mPharma innovates for Africa’s pharmaceutical supply chain. Now, they’re taking on COVID-19.

On-Demand | 60 minutes

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 12pm EST

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About this webinar: 

Gregory Rocksonco-founder and CEO of mPharma, will share his journey launching a bold new solution to increase the affordability of high-quality medicines across six countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Rwanda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe). His inclusive pharmaceutical management platform mPharma now manages a network of 400 pharmacies serving millions of patients each year. 

Winner of the 2019 Skoll Award, mPharma lowers the price of medicine and helps pharmacies keep their shelves stocked by aggregating and predicting demand across its pharmacy network. It works to control costs by partnering and buying directly from major drug manufacturers such as Novartis, Bayer, and Pfizer. mPharma also provides patients with innovative drug financing in the form of an interest-free micropayment plan.

In this session, we will: 

  • Dig into the innovative mPharma model and how it addresses key vulnerabilities in the pharmaceutical supply chain in Sub-Saharan Africa 
  • Discover how mPharma has applied its model to strengthen the supply chain for COVID-19 response
  • Unpack how mPharma includes the patient in its product and business model design 
  • Explore the challenges mPharma overcame as they designed, builtand scaled the company. 

More on the Inclusive Innovation Exchange

The Inclusive Innovation Exchange (IIE) Global Health Series engages innovators – at start-ups, foundations, NGOs, and companies – to showcase the incredible progress that individuals and organizations are making to advance access to quality healthcare around the world. We discuss lessons learned, new ideas, successful initiatives, potential partnerships, and "how-to" insights that channel inclusive innovation to improve health access and outcomes in emerging markets. 

Meet the presenters:


Gregory Rockson

Co-founder and CEO of mPharma


Marissa Gilman

Co-Moderator, Senior Manager and Global Health Practice Lead, Resonance

Jay Chikobe

Jay Chikobe

Co-Moderator, Manager for Design & Innovation Services, Resonance

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