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Purpose Africa:

Transforming Clinical Research & Data Sciences in Sub-Saharan Africa

A New Chapter in Global Health

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Purpose Africa is a testament to our belief in the power of innovation and collaboration to transform healthcare. We are pioneering a new approach to clinical research and data sciences in Sub-Saharan Africa, a region brimming with potential yet underrepresented in global health research.

Empowering Healthcare Innovation in Africa

Purpose Africa is more than a project; it’s a commitment to harness the untapped potential of Sub-Saharan Africa in clinical research. Our mission is strengthen African health systems through public health & clinical research, data science with real-world evidence, and human resources for better health.

Unleashing a World of Opportunities

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to over 1.18 billion individuals across 46 countries, yet only 3% of WHO-registered trials are conducted here. This disparity is not just a challenge; it’s an opportunity – an opportunity to bring groundbreaking healthcare solutions to a region poised for growth and innovation.


Billion in population




Total of WHO-registered trials conducted in Africa

Our Approach: Collaborative, Innovative, Impactful

Purpose Africa is built on the foundation of collaboration and innovation. We forge dynamic alliances among researchers, health ministries, trial investigators, and patient organizations. Our approach is multifaceted and centered on our areas of expertise.

  • Public Health & Clinical Research
  • Data Science/ Real-World Evidence
  • Human Resources for Health

Our Approach Spans the 6 Building Blocks of Health Systems

  • Service Delivery
  • Health Workforce
  • Information
  • Medical Products, Vaccines & Technologies
  • Financing
  • Leadership / Governance


ACTIVATE Africa, our flagship program, embodies our commitment to clinical excellence and data innovation. It’s a vision for a future where African healthcare needs are not just met but anticipated and addressed through cutting-edge research and data science.

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Purpose Africa is more than an initiative; it’s a movement.

A movement towards a healthier, more resilient Africa. We invite you to join us in this transformative journey.
Together, we can make a difference in the lives of millions and shape the future of global health.