Health and Innovation 

Healthy populations with access to high-quality health services lead longer and more productive lives, resulting in stronger and more financially secure families, communities, and countries. Organizations working to address health issues in Africa face complex questions:

  • How can we ensure that the limited resources that we invest in health are being used prudently to deliver high quality services for communities?
  • How can we effectively measure and evaluate the impact of interventions to ensure that we obtain the maximum benefits over time with the resources available?
  • How and from whom can we mobilize investments to address the greatest health challenges?
  • How do we realize the promise of available tools, technologies and resources to optimize and expand health coverage?
  • What are the most appropriate strategies and actions?

Our Work


KPMG in the health space

We provide four categories of services to assist our clients in address health questions with innovative answers:

  • Oversight and verification: IDAS can provide organizations with support to independently verify results from their investments in health service delivery as well as provide oversight for the delivery of health services.
  • Organizational performance: IDAS can provide clients with support to improve their organizational performance in monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, resource mobilization, governance, compliance, and risk management.
  • Programme design and implementation: we help clients to develop and deliver health interventions that are well prioritized, evidence based and results focused.
  • Programme management: as programme and fund managers, we assist clients to effectively deliver health care services.

      Our team


      Richard Matikanya


      Richard leads our Health and Innovation practice. He has extensive experience in monitoring and evaluation, strategy development, resource mobilization, programme design and implementation, and organizational performance. Richard has led engagements across Africa.


      Recent engagements have focused on providing oversight to the implementation of interventions addressing HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, guiding clients to develop and implement well prioritized, evidence based, results focused strategies and action plans, helping clients to design and implement programmes, and strengthening the organizational performance of clients responding to pressing global health challenges in Africa.


      Richard holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and an MPhil in Social and Developmental Psychology from Cambridge University, UK.


      Rita Owino


      Rita is a Manager with over 13 years healthcare experience, primarily in managed healthcare. She has worked with providers (hospitals and medical groups/physicians) and payers to manage total cost of healthcare related to quality of care improvement and cost reduction.


      Rita has managed and facilitated the implementation of initiatives and strategies that support a seamless, integrated, coordinated delivery system of care via the application of various managed healthcare techniques including selective provider contracting, disease management, utilization management and review, case management and wellness programs. Prior to joining KPMG, Rita served for 8 years in various capacities with UnitedHealth Group, a leading diversified healthcare company in the US. Prior to UnitedHealth Group, she held positions at Medica and Humana, both managed health care companies also based in the US.


      Rita holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology, Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Biotechnology, with honors, from Thomas Jefferson University.



    Improving Health Care Quality in Cabo Delgado

    The outcomes of our work in Cabo Delgado are clearly positive, with improvements in nearly all indicators of healthcare quality in area. The programme was particularly effective in improving indicators related to maternal and child health and malaria, and in the rehabilitation of the provincial hospital in Pemba. Technical assistance provided through the programme included training new staff, improving responsiveness for urgent healthcare needs such as cholera outbreaks, and the greater integration of women in healthcare activities.