Over the last 12 months, Rocket Health has achieved exceptional growth, opening
new service points, entering new markets, and building a bigger and more efficient
digital health team.
In March 2022, Rocket Health closed a $5m Series A funding round to facilitate
expansion of its telemedicine and last mile healthcare delivery model. Since then,
the company has opened a new hub, with a clinic, pharmacy, laboratory and
vaccination center in Kyetume, Gayaza. The company has also ventured into the
wholesale supply chain, opening a warehouse in Bugolobi to serve retail
pharmacies, clinics, and hospitals across the country.
Today, Rocket Health is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Jacqueline
Kitulu, as the chairperson of the board of directors. Dr. Kitulu has over 15 years of
executive and organisational leadership in the healthcare sector, with expertise in
corporate/organizational governance, board management, healthcare advocacy.
She was recently the President of the Kenya Medical Association, and is currently
serving on several boards including the Emergency Plus Medical Services (Eplus
Kenya) , Safaricom Health Advisory Board, PATH Kenya Board and TechCare For All
Global Advisory Board.
‘’I want to see Rocket Health grow into a company that’s profitable and
sustainable. I also want to see Rocket Health be part of achieving the
Universal Health Coverage goal, ensuring that people have access, because
this is not all about profits, this is about people. You can make lots of money
but what is the final impact. For me, the final impact is that more people here
in Uganda, and as Rocket Health progresses across the continent, even more
people can access healthcare. I want to see Rocket Health get into the East
African region, Central Africa, West Africa, just growing, expanding across
Africa, as a leading light in digital health provision. Many players have not
integrated these services (doctor consulations, laboratory and pharmacy
services), Rocket Health as the forerunners has the opportunity to figure out
how to ensure that this model achieves world class quality and commercial
profitability, and consequently lead others into the system,’’ Dr. Jacqueline
Mr. Stephen Dimba has also been confirmed as the Chief Commercial Officer at
Rocket Health. Mr. Dimba has a wealth of commercial and operational experience
in fintech, business banking and education, having previously worked with Izwe
Loans, Switch Link Africa, Kopo Kopo Inc, and KCB Bank among others.
‘’Rocket Health has an unprecedented opportunity to make a difference right
now because both Uganda and Kenya are trying to push through a scheme for
universal healthcare. COVID taught us a lot of things, and one of them is that
telemedicine is here to stay as part of the new normal. So, the Rocket Health
business model isthe new normal that is coming through, and I am excited
about the opportunity to contribute to making this model a success in East
Africa,’’ Stephen Dimba.
Working together with the team of over 200 staff at Rocket Health, Dr. Kitulu and
Mr. Dimba will implement strategies to achieve the highest levels of governance
and commercial performance for Rocket Health.
“It has always been our intention at Rocket Health to attract the most
impactful professionals to advance the mission of digital healthcare for all in
Africa. Dr. Kitulu and Mr. Dimba both bring depth and breadth through their
expertise, experience and work ethic in various arenas tol move the needle
closer towards a more value-driven and sustainable healthcare system,’’ Dr.