Brett Lyndall Singh hopes to improve the state of healthcare in South Africa by using his skills as a medical doctor, researcher and entrepreneur. His company, Alpha & Omega MedTech, develops medical products specifically for the African market, tackling issues such as malnutrition.
“As a doctor, I can only treat 20 to 50 children a day, but with stronger public health governance and more resources, I can help millions,” says Singh.
With his team, Singh developed Kovifast, a rapid antigen Covid-19 test. Using his entrepreneurial spirit, Singh donated R25-million worth of test kits to the South African Medical Research Council. In the future, he hopes to produce locally made rapid tests for fertility, infectious diseases, sexually transmitted diseases and more.
His company also developed a patented nutrition formula, NutriPowder, to address paediatric malnutrition in sub-Saharan Africa. The product is expected to be distributed directly to governments and NGOs in the near future.
As a doctor I can only treat 20 to 50 kids a day, but with stronger public health governance and more resources I can help millions.