Healthcare. Africa.


CHS Advisory

We are a team of multinational, multi-disciplinary experts whose aim is to support both government and private sector entities to better serve the health needs of the public. We have built an exceptional track record in addressing tough problems, turning around stressed operations and guiding difficult decisions around into productive solutions     


CHS Africa

Future Proof Healthcare

At CHS, we are known to make it happen. Africa is a diverse emerging market with a focus now on the provision of quality healthcare for its ever-growing urban and rural population.




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Strategy & Planning

Our approach to our advisory services is personable, engaging and pragmatic. We offer our undivided attention and time to understand each context and engage our clients in the co-creation of our strategy and planning process.


Pharma Sector & Supply Chain

The pharma sector and supply chain is a key pillar of economic and social relevance to the Africa of the future. To that end, we have assembled a growing network of strategic and industry pharma expertise and business partners to support our clients across the value chain of the pharma sector with a special focus on financing, trade, strategic partnerships, digital technology and innovations all the while ensuring our solutions remain feasible, scalable, impactful and relevant to the market characteristics and our clients' needs for impact.

Operations & Implementation

Operations & Implementation

Our operational planning and project management services are focused on success, efficiency with innovative yet practical approaches and execution. We aim for sustainability in implementation.


Healthcare Financing 

With more than a combined 30 years global experience of our founders working in healthcare, we have grown a worldwide network of investors, private funds and financial institutions and understand their appetite for greenfield or brownfield investments in healthcare in Africa. We provide strategic financial advisory services and business planning to suit our clients' needs


Our Team

We are a team of multi-disciplinary experts  having worked throughout the world whose aim is to support both government and private sector entities to better serve the health needs of the public. We have built an exceptional track record in addressing tough problems, turning around stressed operations and guiding difficult decisions around into productive solutions

Our Team

Dr. Maraki Fikre Merid

 Managing Partner

Dr. Maraki Merid manages strategy, business planning and project management. Dr. Merid is an accomplished management consultant and entrepreneur with over 15 years’ international healthcare industry experience working alongside governments, private clients, foundations and non-governmental organizations across Canada, Middle East and Africa. 

A Canadian national, native from Ethiopia and fluent in French, English and Amharic, she offers a unique set of skills and network 

Dr Naomi

Dr Naomi Assegid

Dr Naomi is a GP with extensive medical experience in both private and public hospitals Ethiopia. With a diverse educational background in general medicine, health economics and a master’s in public health from Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel – she has headed projects for the MOH Ethiopia including implementation of national health and drug financing reforms, healthcare financing strategy and even reforming MOH’s emergency and trauma operations. Dr Naomi has since worked with CHS focusing on healthcare market project scale-ups covering feasibility and operational due diligence.

Dr Fiker

Dr Fiker Dadi

Dr Fiker is a GP with a focus on emergency diagnostic and essential surgical skills training. Her role with CHS includes healthcare facility assessment, pharmaceutical market data analysis and program management for various healthcare projects, including MCC and Diagnostic services.


Elbethl Alemaw

Elbethl is a pharmacist focusing on Ethiopia's pharmaceutical landscape. Her role with CHS includes covering the complete circle of pharmaceutical practises, market activity and research and manufacturing.

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Projects (Select)


  • Ministry of Health, Ethiopia - Digital education and specialty training implementation; Public private partnership strategy and engagement
  • Office of the President, Ethiopia - Leadership training for Ethiopian women, funded by UN and French development Bank


  • USAID - Digital health strategy and blueprint for Ethiopia

World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Maternal Health quality framework and private sector engagement in Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya
  • Ethiopian Red Cross Society - Supply chain assessment and feasibility
  • AMREF - Strategic advisor for private sector expansion of private laboratory and medical evacuation

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

  • Africa Free-Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) – Parmaceutical project feasibility and strategic plan for Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan, Rwanda, Djbuti, Eritrea, Seycelles, Comorros
  • Covid impact assessment on economic sectors across Africa
  • Health care and economic growth in Africa – Strategy for public private partnerships and private sector engagement (use the link to report here with Maraki’s chapter)
  • Annual UNECA Business Forum – Strategic sessions, program organization and moderation

Pharmaceutical and MedTech Companies

  • Covid vaccine roll out strategy for Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Egypt, Morocco
  • Market entry strategy for select products in Kenya and Nigeria


  • PWC - Public private partnership feasibilities for specialty medical centers in Kenya and Ethiopia

Investment and Innovation

  • Social Impact Investment Strategy
  • Private Equity advisor
  • World Bank Group, Global Financing Facility:  Private sector engagement in health strategy for developing markets (Bangladesh, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana)
  • Health innovation expansion strategy in Kenya, Ethiopia


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