Our member of the month for October is Medtronic Africa Pty Limited. Medtronic has been in existence for more than 30 years and offer therapies that treat nearly 70 conditions, including some of the world’s most challenging chronic diseases — like diabetes, obesity, cancer, and heart disease. With the integration of Covidien as their Minimally Invasive Therapies Group, they can address the healthcare needs of more people around the world than ever.
The company’s mission is to contribute to human welfare by application of biomedical engineering in the research, design, manufacture, and sale of instruments or appliances that alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life. Also, to strive without reserve for the greatest possible reliability and quality in their products; to be the unsurpassed standard of comparison and to be recognized as a company of dedication, honesty, integrity, and service.
Medtronic has a legacy of innovation and unique position as the world’s largest medical technology company which allows them to play a central role in transforming healthcare in South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. They are also collaborating with new partners in new ways to create new innovations — ones that add both clinical and economic value. So that tomorrow, even more people can get the affordable care they need.
They believe everyone should have access to quality, affordable healthcare. The company also know that they lack the appropriate innovations to reach billions of patients who do not have access to their therapies and services. Designing innovative healthcare-access solutions in resource-limited settings requires a fundamentally different approach.
Formalized in 2016, Medtronic Labs is a distinct business within Medtronic that maximizes social impact alongside financial sustainability. Medtronic Labs designs healthcare delivery service models with and for underserved communities that integrate digital and product technologies across the patient care continuum. To amplify their impact and reach scale, they partner with local tech entrepreneurs, healthcare providers, NGOs, governments, and other stakeholders. Learn more…