Maisha Meds, a Kenya-based startup seeking to set up an online marketplace for medication supplies targeting chemists and clinics has emerged the winner of the Grand Challenges Exploration competition. The competition was commissioned by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeking to boost startups with innovative ideas that connect the first & last mile medication supply chains.
Maisha Meds is the brainchild of Jessica Vernon, and as winners of the Grand Challenges Exploration, the startup will use the funds won in scaling up and automating reordering tool for their online shop. They will also integrate price lists with a broader range of high-quality medication suppliers across Kenya.
The startup will also automate the mechanism of determining the best medication price from all available partner suppliers, and the economic order quantity of the medication supplies to be purchased. All these will be done based on their previous sales data, and the orders will be placed directly on the suppliers of the medications.
Chemists and clinics in Kenya benefit from Maisha Meds platform by getting high-quality drug supplies, and they can use the startup’s point of sale …read more