Delivering emerging healthcare.
Our services serve one purpose: To upgrade the quality and bankability of African healthcare businesses to be able to meet the grade for substantial investment and/or capital injection.
Bluecloud Healthcare aims to reduce the contextual risk of investment by working with African healthcare projects and businesses which have a potentially viable business model, but have not been able to make the investment grade due to a myriad of factors, such as the lack of a comprehensive business plan, size, or human resource issues. Bluecloud Healthcare works with them, together with the optional use of our specialist partners to upgrade and develop their business strategies, plans , resources and operational capabilities to be able to qualify for substantial investment and capital injections, to help develop their expansion, growth, resources and quality.
Managerial Competency Training
The quality and integrity of management is critical, and is perhaps one of the major constraints hindering large scale investments into African businesses. Top management is largely responsible for making the strategic decisions such as the allocation of resources – both capital and personnel- that would deliver the best returns to shareholders and stakeholders. There is no substitute for a management team with integrity that is fundamentally committed to acting in the best interests of shareholders.
Bluecloud Healthcare works with management to upgrade their competency, and to enable open, transparent and accountable values and principles which form the bedrock of any successful and sustainable business. We also work on matching the skills of management and staff to strategy, and also training to facilitate the uniformity of strategic intent throughout the organisation. This involves looking at culture management, strategic targeting, and taking a long-term perspective of the business.
Merger and Partnership Collaboration
Another major constraint frequently mentioned by potential investors aiming for the African market is frequent fragmentation and the lack of scalability , with healthcare being no exception. BlueCloud Healthcare works with businesses in similar or identical sub-sectors within healthcare to encourage collaboration by facilitating horizontal integration, joint ventures, close partnerships and associations to increase their scale and size to meet the criteria for substantial investment. This also has the added advantage of resource pooling leading to shared expertise and resources as well as strategic synergy.
Not For Profit Ventures
- Working with Compassion: Bluecloud Healthcare is working with Compassion International to lift children and the youth from poverty in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), enable their training to University and professional level to be able to contribute to the availability of high quality management in Africa. To this end, Bluecloud Healthcare plans to contribute to Compassions LEAD program. Bluecloud Healthcare focuses on individuals with deprived backgrounds who have the desire to enter the healthcare field, ranging from healthcare professionals to managers.
- Educational programs: Bluecloud Healthcare aims to organise educational seminars and programs to raise awareness of Africans, particularly the recent scourge of Non-Communicable diseases (NCD’s) such as Type II diabetes, Cardiovascular and respiratory diseases which stem largely from rising incomes and Western-style lifestyles and habits, such as poor diet and lack of exercise. This would be done in partnership with relevant non-governmental organisations (NGO’s). Bluecloud Healthcare is also currently looking into facilitating the setting up of scalable specialised health charities.
- Sponsorship of targeted health events: Bluecloud Healthcare will facilitate the increased country-wide sponsorship of targeted health related events to further raise awareness of public health issues within the continent.
- Other projects: Bluecloud Healthcare is also currently looking in the long term into quasi-medical training from certificate to diploma level, to augment the presence of health professionals on the continent, particularly to serve rural areas.