AfricaScan Inc. is established in 2014 to create a healthier future of Africa, by bringing our best practices in Japan. We offer life-changing preventive healthcare services in Kenya through various channels and science-based theory and technology.
Our parent company Cancer Scan Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan), run by public health PhDs, professional FMCG marketers and AI (Artificial Intelligence) & Big Data scientists, has contributed to improvement in Japanese public health, providing research and consultation for health policy planning & providing AI-based mobile app for diseases prevention.
We believe that by working together with the best Kenyan partners, our best knowledge & experience in Japan could greatly contribute to the improvement of health & wellness of Kenyan lives in the new era in which the risk of chronic diseases is rapidly increasing.
Kenta HaraGeneral Manager
Cyrus Ng'ang'aSales and Marketing Manager
Dr. Amit N. ThakkerTechnical Adviser
Founded Cancer Scan co.,ltd. in 2008, funded by Social Enterprise fellowship from Harvard Business School. Previously worked as a brand manager at marketing department of P&G Japan. MBA in Harvard Business School in 2008.
After graduating from Tokyo University of Agriculture Master's Program (International Agricultural Development), worked as an assistant at the university. In 2014, he transferred to Independent of Samoa as a JICA (Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer) to promote health behaviour through vegetables. After returning to Japan, he worked at Ritsumeikan University as a University Research Administrator (URA) in intellectual property management, new business development, and project management. I have completed the Osaka University / Ritsumeikan The Lean LaunchPad program.
Joined AfricaScan in 2018, after 5+ years of experience working at DIB Bank K Ltd and Gulf African Bank Ltd. in various fields such as sales, customer service and operations. Master of Science in Global Marketing in the University of Nairobi in 2018. B.A. in Communication and Political Science in the same institution.
An award winning medical doctor, entrepreneur and health sector champion who currently manages, and is affiliated with several private companies in the health industry.
Currently serves as the Chairman of Africa Health Business Ltd. and plays an active role as
Chairman of Africa Healthcare Federation, Kenya Healthcare Federation and as a founding
board member of East Africa Healthcare Federation and Chairman of the East African Health
Platform hosted by the East Africa Business Council and vice-Chairman of the Private Sector
Advisory Panel (PSAP) of UNFPA.
Patrick Jatmark MirukaBusiness Development Manager
Esther MugoHead Nutritionist
Prof. Satoru WatanabeTechnical Adviser
Born in slum area in Kenya. After working for American missionary as a coordinator and interpreter, joined African in 2014. Execute all the operations on the ground and manage customer relations.
After working in Naivasha Sub-county Referal Hospital as the nutritionist, joined AfricaScan in 2018. Graduated Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences in 2016, obtained the practising license of nutrition in 2017.
Worked as an Universal Health Coverage Advisor for Ministry of Health, Kenya from 2013 to 2017. After 20 years working for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), joined PSD Ltd., as an executive board member. Joined AfricaScan as a technical advisor in 2017. MS in graduate School for Health Science, Tokyo University in 1987. Visiting Professor at Nagasaki University.
Management Team In Japan
Kasumi SawadaManaging Director Kenya
Dr. Yoshiki Ishikawa
Lead Kenyan team in AfricaScan. Based in Africa since 2011, after 2+ years working experience as a rural community development officer in Senegal, moved to Kenya to establish AfricaScan Inc., aiming to make positive impact on local economy. B.A in Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in 2011.
After working for P&G Japan as a marketer, joined the launching of Cancer Scan, specialized in strategy development and execution for marketing campaigns. The co-founder and CEO of Campus for H Inc., a subsidiary company of Cancer Scan. MBA in Harvard Business School in 2013.
The Co-founder of Cancer Scan and Campus for H. Published dozens of research papers and books out of achievement of our works and speaks at various media as an opinion leader in health and wellness. Master of Science in Harvard School of Public Health 2008.