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The Africa Islamic Economic Foundation (AFRIEF) is an independent development organization dedicated to promoting sustainable and inclusive economic growth and development in Africa through the application of Islamic perspectives on economic development and social issues. Registered in the Republic of Ghana as a non-profit, our work encompasses a range of advisory, research, policy development and field-building activities on themes around the Islamic economy, Islamic finance, Islamic Impact Investments and capital markets to drive sustainable and inclusive economic growth and development in Africa. Through our advisory services, AFRIEF provides valuable guidance to individuals, organizations, and governments, helping them navigate the intricacies of the Islamic economy. Our research initiatives focus on generating knowledge and insights, which contribute to the promotion of ventures for the intellectual nourishment of humanity and the reconstruction of human thought in the light of Revealed Knowledge. With a mission to shift the prevailing paradigm of economic development, and of the economy as a whole, towards a new system that is ethical, place-based, inclusive, collaborative, and ecologically sustainable, we set the benchmark on public policy and economic development by drawing together the most innovative thinking available from some of the world’s foremost experts and applying that thinking to the challenges facing Africa. AFRIEF has been involved in various initiatives to expand the reach and impact of Islamic economics in Africa. Our news website and weekly newsletter, Focus on the Islamic Economy (https://focus.afrief.org/) provides a platform for debate amongst experts who wish to air their thoughts and share their insights on Islamic economy, its relevance to the SDGs of the United Nations, and its potential role of providing a complementary or alternative framework for development efforts in Africa.


Glocal Healthcare Systems Private Limited (“Glocal”) is an Indian social enterprise that seeks to bring state of the art healthcare to the underserved populations across the globe in a sustainable manner. It is a subsidiary of UpHealth, Inc., listed on NYSE. Glocal is a technology and process-based platform, on a mission to make healthcare affordable, accessible and accountable for all.  It has offerings across the continuum of care including, primary, secondary and acute care and delivers healthcare through mobile applications, digital dispensaries and hospitals. It prides itself in being able to build state-of-the-art healthcare facilities at the lowest cost, in least time and which offer healthcare at most affordable pricing in the organized industry. Most of its facilities are in areas where it is difficult for organized sector to reach. It has successfully maximized the use of technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), Point of Care (PoC) devices and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in delivery of healthcare. A Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS), ensuring adherence to treatment protocol and reducing medical errors, forms the backbone of its services. Its focus on digital healthcare is all the more relevant after the COVID aftermath. It has 2 Apps – Hellolyf and Hellolyf Dr on Google Play, 700+ telemedicine and IoT based digital dispensaries and 12 hospitals in India. Glocal is now present in 12 countries and has been internationally recognized. Glocal is promoted by Dr. Syed Sabahat Azim, a medical doctor, ex-IAS and an award winning social entrepreneur.