Dr Lungi Nyathi is the CEO of Alignd, one of the few companies that offer value-based care solutions for complex health problems. Their leading, novel product is palliative care in the oncology setting. She is passionate about building sustainable and caring health systems in Africa. She was previously an Executive Director at Medscheme and AfroCentric Health, a position she held for over 5 years. She has served on a number of Boards in the healthcare space, including boards of a public health care hospital, several managed care organisations and the Board of Health Funders. Lungi served as workstream lead for workplace vaccination programmes for Business4SouthAfrica during the COVID19 pandemic. Lungi is responsible for developing and enhancing: the health risk management strategy; new products and solutions; clinical and health risk thought leadership; and public health strategy in almost every space she has inhabited
I am medical doctor by training and am completing a Masters in Public Health, specialising in Health Economics.
Medscheme looked after 15 medical schemes during my time there and I worked across all, providing strategic managed care solutions, together with my team. Our work spanned actuarial pricing work to hospital tariff negotiations to advanced risk analytics to development of disease risk programms of various kinds.
I also ran the leading Aid for Aids company, still the leading HIV/AIDS management program in the private sector for over 20 years now.