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We are part of the Avacare Health Group which is a multinational healthcare company operating in over 20 African countries. Avacare Health is an integrated healthcare group serving the African continent through the distribution and supply of pharmaceuticals, medical consumables, consumer health and medical equipment.


Our products are manufactured to meet GMP standards. They are SAHPRA approved and our suppliers are approved by either the USFDA or European Medicines Evaluation Agency.

Since our inception in 2000, Innovata has established a noteworthy relationship with the Public Health Sector where we hold numerous national tenders. Not only are we committed to delivering cost-effective products timeously; our team remains committed to forging long-term relationships with customers, business partners, suppliers and employees alike.

Driven by our mission to be the benchmark for excellence in Healthcare, the credibility we have attained in the Public Health Sector and the backing of our parent company, the Avacare Health Group, Innovata is well poised and eager to extend our footprint into the South African Private Health sector.

Further to our parent company’s vision of “Caring for Africa,” Innovata is driven to emphasize the ‘care’ in healthcare and to continue providing a sought-after range of essential pharmaceuticals as affordably and efficiently as possible.




Innovata is proud to form part of the Avacare Health Group.


Avacare Health is an integrated healthcare group serving the African region through the distribution and supply of pharmaceuticals, medical consumables, consumer health and medical equipment

The birth of the Avacare Health Group began in 1996 with a vision to make a difference to the people of Africa. The innate passion and commitment to deliver timeously has helped us make our mark in the pharmaceutical and healthcare arena.

Achieving success is about having drive and we believe that “Yesterday we were good, today we are better and tomorrow we shall be great”. Yet the journey to greatness is not defined by a man’s success, or one company’s success or the success of the Group. Our greatness lies in the ability for us, as a Group, to make a difference to the lives of the people of Africa and for our products and services to be accessible in every part of Africa.

We are a group of dedicated and talented individuals who are passionate in ensuring that each of our efforts leads to the success of our vision. We have a diverse set of skills, competencies and knowledge within the group.

We believe passionately in education and the development of people, not only within the group but across the African continent. It is our collaboration, team effort and the attachment to a common vision that inspires our group to deliver great results.



Dr. Vikramkumar Naik – Executive Chairman and Founder

Dr Vikramkumar Naik is the founder and current Group Executive Chairman of the Avacare Health Group. Dr Naik formed the progenitor of the Avacare Health Group in 1996.

His goal to supply the continent affordable, high-quality medical goods and services has allowed for the growth of the Avacare Health Group to what it is today. With over 30 years of experience, Dr Naik brings deep expertise to the African pharma space.

Dr Naik’s leadership continues to take the Avacare Health Group to new heights.

An anaesthesiologist by profession, Dr Vikramkumar Naik started his career at the coalface, working in severely under-resourced African hospitals. His experiences there motivated his ambitious and strategic vision for a healthier continent.

His approachable leadership style continues to bring people together, which, in turn, fosters more leaders to pass on his unifying ethos. Thanks to Dr Naik, our visionary leaders and the commitment of our staff and partners, we turn ideas into results, translate dreams into reality and transform challenges into success.



André Meyer – CEO

André Meyer is the CEO of the Avacare Health Group. Appointed in July 2021, he brings with him a richness of knowledge, expertise and experience in the healthcare industry.

André’s experience in healthcare began in 1996, when he was appointed as Managing Director at Alexander Forbes Healthcare Consultants and Actuaries, where he served for six years, building this business into the largest healthcare consultancy in South Africa.

In 2002, he moved to Medscheme Holdings as CEO where he spent over a decade, where he was responsible for turning the company around and then guiding the growth strategy to become South Africa’s largest medical scheme administrator and managed care provider measured by the number of lives under administration. Following the successful turnaround André received the CRF ‘South African Leading Managers’ award in 2007.

This was followed by an appointment as Group CEO at Life Healthcare in 2013 where he was responsible for delivering the Group’s international expansion and diversification strategy.

In 2017 André founded and was the Director of Invenico Health, focussed on bringing new technologies and innovative business ideas to the healthcare sector with the aim of broadening access to healthcare delivery.

André holds various board appointments of companies in the healthcare sector.