Help millions in South Africa get access to HIVTB medication
Organized by: Vuyiswa Njari
Lily health care is an all round health care business with a diverse portfolio. We intend to; manufacture fixed dose combinations of anti retro-viral and anti tuberculosis medicines. Manufacture medical devices. And build a small specialised hospital. All this in the local South African markets.
The problems/opportunities in these sectors are; only 3 million of the 6 million HIV positive people in South Africa are on the life saving treatment. 70% of which have TB. There are still regular shortages throughout the country as a result of logistics and a lack of variety of the medicines that are available.
South Africa imports 90% of its medical devices. With that, there is still a shortage of much needed devices e.g. there is often one radiation machine for every 10 000 people. Local competition is almost none existent.
Specialised hospitals in rural/urban areas are overwhelmed, underperforming and few and far between. Usually, patients wait for years on surgery waiting lists because of the backlog.
We aim to; sell our pharmaceuticals and medical devices at very competitive prices by, outsourcing, buying in bulk and buffer our logistics. Most importantly we will decentralise our distribution for long term commitment in untapped markets.
Our “foot in the door” strategy is to sell our products (anti retroviral and anti tuberculosis medicine) to the South African department of health which has the largest roll out in the world and will export soon after. The “CRAZY” thing is, the SA government is constantly looking for suppliers/tenders for HIV/TB medication and medical devices.
What we do differently; 1. We offer 13 different ARV regimens and 10 different TB regimens all fixed doses compared to the 7 fixed dosses that are currently available. 2. When we supply, we will cut out the “middle man” which are the depots and deliver straight to the health facilities this way our supply chain will be much stronger and our products will be truly connected to the patients. 3. Location is very important for a specialised hospital we will cater to rural and urban patients to meet both needs.
We will solve the problems of; 1. Price, we will be able to compete with the current lowest prices. 2. Logistics, LHC will cut out the “middle man” which are the depots and we will be truly connected to the patients/customers and reduces medicine stock outs. 3. Quality, we will only work with suppliers and manufactures that have GMP.
The donations I will collect from you will be capital. The money will buy raw materials, pay for costs (labour, storage) and distribution of the final products to the health care facilities.
This project is bridging the gap in the supply chain where there is therapy potential and sufficient demand. This campaign should get funded because it is necessary!
This is not about me but about the millions of people that will be taking HIV/TB medication for life. People that have to travel for days to get chemotherapy, wait for years on surgery waiting lists and pregnant women that have to leave 1 month before their due date because clinics are too far.
By Vuyiswa Njari
We need a minimum of $50 000 (USD)