Dr. Shrey Viranna leads our healthcare work in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a medical doctor, his primary focus has been the reform and transformation of healthcare and hospital systems, in order to bring wider access to healthcare across the region.
Shrey's recent healthcare projects have included helping transform provincial healthcare system; planning a country-wide mobile health program; and guiding the organizational reform of a Southern African Ministry of Health.
In the private sector, Shrey has supported pharmaceutical and hospital clients seeking a new strategic direction by identifying growth opportunities; creating a branded, generics business model; transforming supply chains; and developing a business and operating model for a client entering various Sub-Saharan Africa countries.
Based on his healthcare expertise, Shrey recently provided field work and insights for a “Saving mothers' lives in Namibia,” in the McKinsey Quarterly, June 2010.
Shrey is assisting in a pro bono project by the Johannesburg office to assist orphans and vulnerable children in Soweto. This effort should both help the children directly, and also help develop a sustainable and scalable solution that can be implemented throughout Africa.
Shrey brings first-hand experience, having been a practicing doctor in South Africa for various public health institutions, ranging from primary health care clinics to tertiary hospitals. He also served in the military as a doctor, managing two clinics for the South African National Defence Force.
“Three practical steps to better health for Africans,” from McKinsey on Africa, June 2010
“Saving mothers' lives in Namibia,” McKinsey Quarterly, June 2010
|Nelson Mandela School of Medicine (UND)
|University of South Africa