Pharmacist & entrepreneur
Adebayo Alonge, pharmacist and entrepreneur, talks to IFPMA about why it is important to bring universal health coverage (UHC) to his native Africa, especially rural areas, how to build up local healthcare systems, foster home-grown hi-tech pharma – and fight quack medicines.
Adebayo has more than eight years’ experience in market development and strategy consulting across Africa, working with BCG, BASF, Roche and Sanofi. In late 2017 he co-founded the start-up RxAll – developing a handheld nano-scanner based on AI technology which enables users to verify the authenticity of medicines and help stop the scourge of fake drugs. So far, RxAll has deployed around 70 devices to the food and drug administration agencies of five African countries as well as 200 pharmacies across Nigeria and Kenya. The company's goal is to provide every pharmacy with such a device across Africa.