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Melissa Menke
Founder and CEO at Access Afya, Kenya


Melissa is the Founder of Access Afya, an innovative healthcare company based in Kenya. Access Afya is setting the bar high for quality assured, patient centered care in some of Nairobi’s poorest communities. It combines health financing options, technology systems, customer care and rigorous process design to make the model sustainable and scalable.

Melissa is a Forbes 400 Philanthropy Fellow and a Cartier Women’s Initiative Award Finalist. She has spoked globally about digital health innovation in low-resource settings. Melissa holds a Masters in Public Service from New York University. She has served on the Board of the Young Women Social Entrepreneurs Nairobi, which holds events promoting women in business.

Agenda Sessions

  • Clinical research in low resource settings