Southern Africa is suffering a double burden of disease: a high rate of communicable diseases and an increase of non-communicable lifestyle diseases. Access to appropriate, affordable, and quality health care and medicines is one of the building blocks of an effective health system. The Health and Medicines Sector Market Assessment shows that there are great opportunities for the private sector to better complement the public health system and broaden its access to a wider share of the population.

The African Medicines Impact Investment Fund, for whom the assessment was conducted, supports innovative private sector solutions that can operate at critical points in the health and medicines value chain.