We work with African innovators in the co-development of skills ranging from creative problem solving, translational research, entrepreneurship, and venture acceleration.
AfOx Health Innovation Platform
The Africa Oxford Health Innovation Platform (AfOx-HIP) is a multi-disciplinary programme to support African innovators develop new solutions to Africa’s health challenges. AfOx-HIP helps ideas come to life as real solutions to big challenges through innovation and entrepreneurship by pursuing a broader purpose for sustainable futures.
Views from AfOx Health Innovation Fellows
“This not just a programme bringing together people from diverse backgrounds to embark on an intellectually stimulating exercise. It is a platform to connect learners, doers, innovators and entrepreneurs at different stages of their entrepreneurial journeys. It gave me access to a community of active learners with research and evidence-based experience that catalysed my learning and transformed me.” Harry A.
“Ordinarily, as innovators-entrepreneur, we tend to focus on the 'working hard' aspect of entrepreneurship and disregard other important factors that greatly influence business outcome. Thanks to AfOx Innovation and Entrepreneurship scheme, I now have the confidence to look at things from different perspectives, change any limiting mindset, and perceive conditions and events with greater clarity and deeper understanding.” Okumu O.
We connect research to industry to solve intractable societal challenges by tackling prevention, early diagnosis, and treatment through impact investment and innovation.
Fireside innovation chat
Siana Nkya is Lecturer at University of Dar es Salaam and at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences. She is a founding member of the social enterprise SEREN and was an AfOx Visiting Fellow in 2019. In this fireside chat, Siana reflects on her journey as an innovator in Tanzania.