Because we track locally-driven innovations in health tech across the African continent, we are prototyping a monthly newsletter to share our most salient learnings in
E-commerce, delivery, supply & product financing: trends in health and beyond
ICYMI, a profile on Abimbola Adebakin, the entrepreneur who leads my-medicines.com (e-
Health entrepreneurs may have increasing options for delivery partnerships as tech-enabled services grow amidst COVID-19. Lagos-based MAX is reporting growth, while Bolt Go and Uber Connect both recently launched in S Africa and Kenya respectively. Are any pilot partnerships for health underway? Let us know.
TradeDepot recently scored $10M in new investment to expand services offering small vendors in Nigeria access to international brands and better access credit. We’re hoping to see analogous services for health care providers gain momentum.
In the midst of COVID-19, e-commerce may be helping keep Nigerian SMEs afloat and health tech may be growing, but will these trends be sustained beyond the pandemic?
Maisha Meds annual report is worth reading: with a growing pharmacy tech system they’re facilitating medicine
Partnerships are suddenly picking up steam; governments, donors, INGOs & health technologists are joining forces to test new models
The EAC is partnering The Commons Project to launch an app to allow travelers to share their authenticated COVID-19 test results with privacy, creating a digital version of the Yellow Card commonly used for vaccination
The Africa Pandemic Response Campaign was launched to facilitate partnerships for PPE, testing and tracing and more. Supported by Save the Children, partners include the AU, Africa CDC, African Export-Import Bank, Altica Partners, Aramex Delivery Unlimited, Asoko Insight, Baylis Emerging Markets, Cohen and Gresser LLP, and VIA Global Health.
“Bias for the white pitch”: Local tech founders are developing innovative solutions – but are met with limited support. This doesn’t bode well for health tech.
Alex Onukwe expertly summarizes the discussion on funding biases in tech that favor African businesses founded by non-Africans. This