What we do

Business for Health Solutions (BHS) is a non-profit organisation working to build local health system capacity in low-income countries.

We connect global corporate partners and local healthcare small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to enable remote sharing of skills, knowledge and expertise.

Stronger local businesses and a more qualified and technically expert workforce will drive economic growth, build stronger health systems and improve health outcomes.

 
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Improving access to locally made, safe and affordable medicines

Who we are

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Margo Carlen
Project Director, BHS

Margo has enjoyed a diverse career in corporate & development finance, training and CSR and is experienced working in large multinationals and the non-profit sector.  She is passionate about doing business for social good.  She has a Diploma in CSR from the University of Geneva (thesis – Opportunities to increase Swiss Private Sector Engagement in Global Health), is a Chartered Accountant and is a board member of the Swiss non-profit Terre des Hommes Schweiz.

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Emilian Ng’wandu
Tanzania Program Manager, GDI

Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management expert. Emilian is also a registered pharmacist and health related workshop leader. Pharmaceutical management and supply chain specialist for Catholic Relief Services and Ariel Glaser Pediatric Aids Healthcare Initiative (AGPAHI). He has a Masters of Project Management from Open University of Tanzania, Diploma in Global Health Procurement and Supply Chain Management from Kent State, Advanced International Certificate in Purchasing and Supply from Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, and a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences.

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Dianne Young
Partnerships & Communications, BHS

Dianne has worked across a wide variety of areas within the corporate healthcare sector (diagnostics and pharmaceuticals), including sales & marketing, investor relations, sustainability and communications. While working at Roche, she was responsible for engaging with strategic stakeholders to address healthcare challenges in sub-Saharan Africa, primarily through local capacity building programs.

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Alice Gugelev
Managing Director Africa, GDI

Alice is a Director at GDI where she works with large corporations, commercial investors and INGOs to integrate social impact, innovation and social entrepreneurship efforts into their portfolios, and helps philanthropists and social enterprises more effectively create systems-level change. Prior to joining GDI, Alice worked at Bridgespan, Bain & Co, the World Bank and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. She is the co-founder and executive director of The Muskoka Foundation, as well as the co-founder and chief strategy officer of AppMkr. Alice earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and has a double major BA in International Economics and East Asian Studies from Columbia University and Stanford Japan Center.

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Tyler Nelson
Regional Director, East Africa, BHS (or GDI?)

Tyler Nelson is an experienced executive and manager of global health programs in international settings and a strong advocate of peer learning and adoption of effective, innovative solutions in health. He has provided technical assistance to health systems and other health initiatives in the public, private and non-profit sectors in Central and South America and East and West Africa. Tyler’s expertise focuses on improving quality of primary health care services and strengthening health systems towards universal health coverage. Tyler was most recently the Executive Director of Health Builders, currently providing global health consulting services to programs predominantly focused in East Africa.

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Sara Wallace Beatty
Communications Manager, GDI

Sara is the Communications Manager at GDI. She guides communications efforts across all focus areas, advances GDI thought leadership in external media, and oversees the branding process for new initiatives. Before joining GDI, Sara was part of the communications team at Dalberg Global Development Advisors and supported communications + fundraising at AppleTree Institute for Education Innovation. She has also worked at an array of journalism outlets including Media Matters for America, Philadelphia Magazine, and the Olive Press in Andalucía, Spain. Sara holds a BA in Sociology from Princeton University.