We are a Kenyan-based healthtech company founded in 2017 by Dr. Joshua Kibera in the Kenyan equivalent of a garage – a little, cramped rural pathologist’s office. While running a solo pathology practice in a Meru, a rural town in Kenya, he postulated that a cloud-based platform connecting hospitals to pathology labs and pathologists could potentially solve Africa’s pathology human resource problem.
At the time, approximately 40% of Kenyan pathologists practiced outside of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. Despite a severe national shortage of pathologists, these ‘rural’ pathologists were entirely under-utilized as there was no system for hospitals to actually know which pathology labs and pathologists were nearby. Pathology laboratories and pathologists also lacked specialized software to run their laboratories and communicate pathology test reports securely to the doctor who ordered theses tests.
Over a period of two years working with several developers, Dr. Kibera developed a unified cloud-based platform connecting hospitals to pathology labs and pathologists – this as gone on to become The Pathology Network.
Our dream is that every African will have access to the diagnostic test they need regardless of their geographical location.