Healthcare Access Challenge

Join us in transforming access to patient care, treatments and vaccines in Africa ! Your groundbreaking ideas can help create a more sustainable future for Africa.

This challenge is open to European and African companies


Let’s transform access to patient care, treatments and vaccines in Africa !

Sanofi is calling for innovative startups and entrepreneurs poised with the mission of improving disease treatments delivery & access to care in Africa. Your startup has the power to push the boundaries and build solutions beyond medicines while overcoming the bottlenecks in access to health care & treatments?​

Participate now, for a chance to build & test your solution in partnership with Sanofi and its subsidiaries.​

You will also have the opportunity to pitch your solution at the AU EU Innovation Festival in Cape Town and win the opportunity to be mentored by a Sanofi team to make your solution a reality!​​

 Choose from 4 categories

Patient care services​

How to improve awareness, screening and linkage to care for patients through sustainable community-based models and pharmacies ?

Healthcare providers (HCPs) capability building​

How to build sustainable model for HCPs capability building?

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Vaccines & Treatments delivery up to the patient​ ​

How can we improve medicines and vaccine delivery from procurement up to the patient?

Health financing​​

How can financing solutions reduce the financial burden and risks faced by the patients? 

Opportunities and Incentives


Convince Sanofi and start experimenting together! 


Finalist prizes include: 

  • Access coaching and mentoring from Sanofi executives to accelerate your solution development​
  • Initiation of an assessment with Sanofi experts to explore the possibility to partner with Sanofi in Africa 
  • Invitation to the final event in Cape Town
  • Visibility through ENRICH in Africa and Sanofi Africa main communication channels
  • A License for the Accelerator Squared online platform

During the Final Event Ceremony, you will have the opportunity to pitch at a major AU-EU Innovation event in front of Sanofi executives and network with key players from the European and African innovation ecosystem. 


  • Application

    March 20, 2023 - May 8, 2023

    Answer a few questions & submit your 5–10 slides ppt deck to present your solution.

  • Shortlisting

    May 1, 2023 - May 14, 2023

     Projects will be reviewed and selected by Sanofi and ENRICH in Africa partners.

  • Final Event

    June, 15 2023

    The 3 finalists will be invited to pitch at the AU-EU innovation festival in Cape Town.


Final event

The grand final will take place at the annual AU-EU Innovation Event in Cape Town (South Africa), bringing together key actors from the European and African innovation ecosystem. It is a unique opportunity to earn global exposure and seize amazing networking opportunities. 
During the event, the 3 finalists will pitch their solution in front of a jury of innovation experts and Sanofi executives.

Date: 15th of June 2023
in Cape Town, South Africa

ENRICH in Africa This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101004709. This document reflects only the author’s view, and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.