Dr. Diana Esther Wangari is the CEO and co-founder of Checkups Medical Centre in Kenya. Dr. Diana is posed to scale their rapid outpatient diagnostic and treatment model which will unlock a 1 Billion Dollar market, targeting blue collar works in the fast growing segments of the economy including manufacturing, farming, travel and hospitality.
Checkups Medical Centres utilize in-house developed technology, iSikCure; to provide access to rapid diagnostics, consultation and last mile drug distribution through its delivery services both in urban and rural areas. Under her leadership, Checkups has rapidly grown with projected revenue of over 1 Million Dollars by its first anniversary. Having established partnerships with insurance and pharmaceutical companies including Sanofi, Novartis and Roche.
Her vision as a Skoll Scholar is to identify partners – pharmaceutical companies, diagnostic and investors to fulfill her mission. By scaling Checkups Medical Centre to 25 sites in the East Africa Region in the next 5 years, her venture could create over 300 jobs, improve access to medicines and diagnostics at 30 -40% below market rate and drive Universal Health Care through private sector strategies.
Dr. Diana as the co-founder, serves on the board of Sagitarix Limited, a health technology company that developed ZiDi, a health management information system serving over 60 Facilities in over 6 African Countries.
Dr. Diana is a graduate of the University of Nairobi, School of Medicine and is a member of the Kenya Medical Association. A firm believer of communication being a critical driver of policy change, she served as the pioneer journalist-in residence at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) Antwerp, Belgium and served as columnist for Code4Africa,The Star Newspaper and The Standard Newspaper Kenya. She has been a contributor for Thomson Reuters (UK), Citizen News Service (India), LoveMattters (RadioNetherlands) and Prospekt Africa.
For her work Dr. Diana has been recognized as Forbes30 under 30 Africa 2019, David Astor Journalism Award Finalist, with her organization receiving accolades at the UNDP Social Good Summit (Geneva), United Nations General Assembly (NewYork), VivaTech (Paris) and GetIntheRing (The Hague).