Chemu Lang’at is the Regional Head for Africa under Medtronic Labs, a social enterprise within Medtronic with the mission of expanding access to healthcare for underserved patients across the world. Medtronic Labs designs healthcare delivery models with and for communities that integrate digital and product technologies across the care continuum, collaborating with various partners to amplify impact and support sustainability and scale plans.
Within her current role, Chemu leads a team focused on the commercialization and deployment of mHealth enabled-models of care for chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and obesity. The models comprise healthcare facility, community and home-based service delivery components to address key barriers identified, all with the aim of minimizing complications, as well as reducing the burden and cost of health care.
Chemu previously served as a Principal Biomedical Engineer, working on Medtronic’s cardiac device R&D programs. Prior to that Chemu was a Systems Safety and Reliability Engineer at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, ensuring safe design and operation of the crew’s medical and exercise equipment.
Originally from Kenya, Chemu’s passion is sustainable social impact through locally appropriate technology and business model innovation.