Health care in Africa is faced with three fundamental problems. Previous efforts to solve the three problems in Africa have stalled. We therefore created Ustawi Biomedical Research Innovation and Industrial Centers of Africa (UBRICA) to address these three key problems: (a) lack of access to health services, (b) poor quality of health services, and (c) high cost of care.
We plan to overcome access problem in two ways. One way is to support construction of widely distributed clinical facilities integrated with retail centers and produce processing workshops. Such facilities will be known as URCCs. The other way is to increase supply of money by facilitating trade by online and onsite retails markets supported by blockchain money: Ubricoin. We will use Ubricoin to redistribute wealth to the marginalized communities making health care accessible to all.
We shall improve quality of medical services by supporting design, development and science and technology parks (STPs) adjacent to all universities in Kenya. The STPs will promote translation and commercialization of university and community knowledge. This will bring into being, new knowledge technologies and services of great quality.
We shall overcome high cost of medical services by construction of a biomedical industrial city (BMIC). It is in the BMIC, that we will support education and manufacturing of a full range of medical devices and all products used in health system. Locally manufactures technologies will be cheaper than imported versions.