Moka Lantum, MD

Dr. Lantum is a serial entrepreneur with 20-year experience in health care management in resource-limited settings, and with specific expertise in m-Health and e-Health in the Africa health setting. As managing director and founder of MicroClinic Technologies, he carried out extensive market research in public and private clinics to establish the optimal user experience for mobile electronic medical records systems in Africa. This led to the development of a) ZiDi™, the first enterprise health management system to be adopted by a Ministry of Health in Kenya, and subsequently, b) iSikCure™, the first mobile information exchange platform in Africa, for which we now seek funding to scale. He has grown ZiDi™ to become the leading EMR solution in Kenya, with a turnover of $650,000 in 2016, through partnerships with the MoH, counties, private provider networks, CSR partners (GSK Health Innovation Award, Pfizer Foundation, and strategic partners including Huawei Technologies, Philips East Africa, and other stakeholders in Every Woman Every Childconsortium). Through ZiDi™, he has built relationships with providers and owners of hospitals in over 12 counties in Kenya and a database with over 1,000 health providers and 600,000 patients.

Prior to founding MicroClinic Technologies, Dr. Lantum played multiple executive roles in a Fortune 500 manufacturing company and was director of business process improvement for a $6 billion New York-based health insurance company in the USA.

Dr. Lantum obtained his Doctor of Medicine training at Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon; a Diploma in Nutrition and International Child Health, from Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden; a Doctorate in Pharmacology, from the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. He is a graduate of the Masters in Health Care Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a frequent featured guest speaker on social entrepreneurship. Dr. Lantum is the recipient of numerous international awards, including the 2014 Sankalp Award, the 2013 and 2015 GSK-Save the Children Healthcare Innovation Award, and was runner-up for the 2014 IFC/Financials Times Sustainable Business Award. He was nominated a 2016 100 Top Global Thinker by the Foreign Policy Magazine.