Field Intelligence, a Nigerian e-health startup that is digitizing the supply chain and revolutionizing access to crucial, life-saving medicine, has announced its expansion into 11 more cities across Nigeria and Kenya, surpassing the 1.4 million patient mark.
Field Intelligence, a leading pharmaceutical supply chain provider in Nigeria and Kenya, was founded in 2015 with the goal of reshaping the pharmaceutical value chain by transforming the supply chain that underpins it into a strategic instrument for access and growth.
The startup collaborates with African governments to deliver and scale healthcare programs, while also catering to Africa’s small private pharmacies by providing data-driven technology that aids with inventory management and product access.
Field Intelligence has expanded its operations to Rivers, Edo, Kaduna, Kano, Enugu, Delta, and Kwara States in Nigeria, as well as Eldoret, Mombasa, Kisumu, and Naivasha in Kenya, after a year of rapid growth in sales and membership subscriptions to its Shelf Life platform, selling over 586,950 products in 63 different product categories.
The startup, which raised a US$3.6 million Series A funding round in March 2020, allows independent and franchise pharmacies in the cities it serves to access 1,000 unique products, inventory planning, subscription delivery and Pay-As-You-Sell on the Shelf Life platform. The expansion will build on Field Intelligence’s existing 700-strong pharmacy membership, which has served over 1.4 million patients to accelerate quality frontline healthcare across Africa.
Field Intelligence intends to use Shelf Life to surpass 2,000 pharmacies and drugstores by 2022, and by 2025, the company aims to have 12,000 pharmacies in its network, making it the largest in the world.
“Shelf Life’s rapid uptake across such a range of African markets is a testament to its potential as a solution for pharmacies across the continent. Rural and urban, East and West, we have found Shelf Life helping pharmacies overcome a shared set of challenges and seize new opportunities for growth by improving access for their patients,” said Michael Moreland, chief executive officer (CEO) of Field Intelligence.
“The ability of our technology to digitize, automate, and optimize planning, assortment, and fulfillment, led by an incredible team, is quickly making Shelf Life one of the largest retail pharmacy supply chains in Africa.”