Entrepreneurs Eager to Transform the African Healthcare Sector

Over the past few years we have seen improvements in the African healthcare sector. There is increased investment in quality hospitals and a growing focus on the development of quality doctors. To ensure this trend continues, and to accelerate these gains, it is critical we support more innovation in the space and encourage entrepreneurs to further disrupt the status quo. Listed below are some ventures promising to take on the challenge backed by VC4Africa

Penda Health (Kenya) – a social enterprise that provides health services designed for low and middle-income women in Kenya. They set up the clinic on-site and offer the services to woman on location.

eHealth (Nigeria) – works to provide eHealth and mHealth tools and services to various health stakeholders (government agencies, NGOs, private hospitals, and other health agencies) around West and Central Africa.

Ruby Cup (Kenya) – is a menstrual cup, an alternative menstrual hygiene product made of medical grade silicone that can be re-used up to 10 years. They target girls and women in developing countries, who are today struggling every month with affording sanitary products.

MobiSure (Kenya) – is a disruptive mobile based service that offers medical insurance for the poor. Members buy daily insurance coverage using their mobile phone, families and individuals can buy insurance from as short as one day.

MedicRAM (Nigeria) –  captures medical experiences and prescription that can then be used for inward analysis to enhance treatment and preserve medical records for citizens.

Mosqkiller (Tanzania) – a simple device designed to kill mosquitoes, affordable to every level of the community. The product is approved and tested and the team is now seeking funding to construct and equip a factory in Tanzania. For some reason, I particularly like this one (lol)

Afridocsearch (Kenya) – is an e-health directory that stores, verifies and rates health listings in Africa. They obtain information, organize it, make it searchable and enhance consumer knowledge; hence ensuring quicker informed decision-making. This is brilliant..

Credit to these Africans who are seeking to make change however, there is still a lot more work in the health sector to be done. So, if you’re one of those brainiac spending 5-8 years in med school, you might as well get innovative and come and do something for your continent.



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