In Africa, over 1 billion people look to their local, community-based pharmacy for essential healthcare. Unfortunately, many of these patients are unable to receive quality healthcare because of the obstacles that pharmacies face managing data, accessing financing and fulfilling basic supply needs. The issue often comes down to fundamental logistical challenges of getting critical medicines and supplies to where the demand actually is. These challenges significantly impact the lives of patients and also place a heavy economic burden on pharmacies and health systems.
Founded in 2015 by Michael Moreland and Justin Lorenzon, Field Intelligence has developed scalable, sustainable solutions that reduce these life-threatening gaps in healthcare by vastly modernizing health supply chains to ensure patient access. Field’s comprehensive platform for technology, fulfillment and financing serves health providers ranging from community pharmacists to large government hospitals in Kenya and Nigeria. The resulting impact has been substantial. The team at Field has facilitated the procurement of over $1.5 billion of medicines and supplies, enabling more than 600 million patient interactions at over 40,000 sites of care.
“Everything comes back to supply chains. Even if you have the right medical answer to an urgent health issue, the outcome still depends on how well the system can actually reach the patient. In Africa, this is both an imperative and an opportunity, and we’ve been excited to support public and private sector providers to strengthen health systems at every level.” - Michael Moreland, Co-founder and CEO of Field Intelligence
Johnson & Johnson Impact Ventures, an impact fund within the Johnson & Johnson Foundation, recently invested in Field Intelligence in 2023. Our investment supports Field’s plans to continue growing and scaling their current work in Kenya and Nigeria, as well as to expand into new countries across Africa.
“Field Intelligence is enabling frontline health workers with powerful tools and resources to serve their local communities, addressing severe health inequities and innovating in remarkable ways with new digital platforms. We are proud to support their pioneering work connecting the dots in complex systems of care so that, ultimately, patients get what they need, when they need it.” - David Higgins, Investments Lead at J&J Impact Ventures