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Interviews - August 14, 2021

Genevieve Barnard Oni: A Healthcare Visionary Transforming Medical Diagnosis in Nigeria

The MIT alumnus driving the financing growth of MDaaS Global, a health tech startup she helped conceive

Genevieve Barnard Oni is the CFO and Co-Founder of MDaaS Global. The idea for health tech came to her and her co-founder during their time at MIT. They wanted to make world-class medical diagnoses available to everyday people in Africa. And this desire to impact lives led to the launch of MDaaS. 

Genevieve is currently running an MBA/MPA dual degree programme at MIT Sloan and Harvard Kennedy School, with a major in finance and operations. 

Prior to graduate school, Genevieve worked at the UN Development Program in Uganda, served as Program Manager for Babson College’s Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship program, and was Associate Director of the Kletjian Foundation, an organization working to improve global access to surgical care. She has an undergraduate degree in Public Health and African Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. 

Business Elites Africa sat with this healthcare visionary on some crucial issues. 

Read the full interview with Genevieve Barnard Oni HERE.

Q: What inspired the launch of  MDaaS Global?

I am one of four co-founders, and I think each of us has our own kind of connection to this problem and some inspiration for why we wanted to work in the healthcare space.

I think for me, coming out of school and thinking about what I’d want to do with my career. I really liked the idea of baking something impactful into what I do every day and not working another job and saying, ‘Okay, you know, maybe in 10 years, I’ll get to switch into something that I feel is really impact-focused’.

Read the full interview with Genevieve Barnard Oni HERE.

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