A grassroots healthcare revolution in Africa

Half the world’s population doesn’t have access to basic health care.

About the talk

Half the world’s population doesn’t have access to basic health care. The answer to bridging this divide lies in pharmacies, which Boris A. Hesser believes can be developed them into bonafide centers of community care. In this forward-thinking talk, Hesser explains how he and his team are working to bring affordable health care to everyone, everywhere.

About the speaker

Boris Hesser · Healtcare advocate

A chemist and neurobiologist by training, Boris Hesser has 20 years of international experience in biopharmaceutical research, product development, portfolio management and strategy. As Head of Integrated Healthcare Services within the General Medicine and Endocrinology Franchise at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, he leads the development of a primary health care service platform for the underserved population in emerging economies. Starting in Kenya, the program aims to help reduce global inequalities in primary health care access.


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