Genevieve Oni

2018 Cheng Fellow

Genevieve Oni is a concurrent degree student in the MPA program at the Harvard Kennedy School and MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she is also a Legatum Fellow. After completing her BA in Public Health at the University of Pennsylvania, Genevieve joined the UN Development Program as a Health System Analyst in Uganda. In her role, she visited dozens of hospitals across the country and repeatedly heard the same complaint: our equipment is not working. Genevieve became both fascinated and frustrated by these seemingly preventable equipment challenges and their detrimental effects on patient care. In 2016, Genevieve joined forces with three co-founders who had experienced the same equipment challenges across Africa, and together they launched MDaaS Global. MDaaS Global’s mission is to provide convenient, affordable, and high-quality diagnostics and primary care for Africa’s next billion, starting in Nigeria. In order to achieve this mission, MDaaS Global builds and operates tech-enabled diagnostic centers focused on providing care to low- and middle-income patients. They launched their first center in November 2017 in southwest Nigeria and in their first 6 months of operations provided care to over 15,000 patients.
In addition to her work with the UNDP and MDaaS Global, prior to graduate school Genevieve served as Program Manager for Babson College’s Global Healthcare Entrepreneurship program and as Associate Director of the Kletjian Foundation, an organization working to improve global access to surgical care. As a Cheng Fellow, Genevieve is excited to grow the impact of MDaaS Global as she and her team begin to scale their operations across Nigeria.