Nigeria’s Mobihealth Wins Sanofi’s AfricaTech Healthcare Challenge
Nigerian health-tech startup, Mobihealth International has emerged as one of the 5 winners at the Sanofi’s AfricaTech Healthcare Challenges 2020.
The winners of the challenge were selected after a final pitching event which held virtually last week. The event which was organised by Sanofi biopharmaceutical in Paris, France hosted 11 shortlisted health-tech startups across Africa.
Nigeria’s Soso Care, Natal Care and MobiHealth were selected for the finals, but only MobiHealth won its category. The Startup defeated India’s Doctor 2 Africa to win the in the challenge on ‘How to help healthcare systems leapfrog from manual to smart logistics solutions at the point of care’.
The winners will engage in deep discussion with experts and Sanofi in Africa General Managers to assess the feasibility of future collaboration in Africa for their startups. This will include the possibilities of potential scale-up in another African country.
They will also receive coaching / mentoring and potential acceleration, with the involvement of Sanofi Africa Leadership team. They will also have the opportunities and access to Sanofi internal expertise to support their business and international growth strategy
Meet the 5 the winners.
MobiHealth International (Smart Logistics Category)
MobiHealth is a telehealth platform which uses its fully integrated telehealth electronic medical records and video app to provide people in developing countries with access to quality healthcare services.
Founded by Funmi Adewara in March 2019, MobiHealth aims to effectively manage the shortage of doctors. Through its platform, the startup provides consultation with doctors, prescriptions, home delivery of medications and ordering of diagnostic tests. It currently operates in both Nigeria and London.
Eyone (Digital Health Book Category)
Eyone, a Senegalese health-tech startup won the challenge on ‘How to support patients with a digital health book in order to access information and make decisions.’
The startup uses its platform to offer shared medical files where people have access to their medical records anywhere and at any time. Eyone currently connects more than 35 online health professionals.
Mama Prime (Health Financing Category)
Mama Prime, a Kenyan health fintech won the Challenge on ‘How to improve financing and impact of innovative health solutions in Africa’. The startup defeated Nigeria’s Soso Care and Senegal’s JokkoSante.
Founded by Anne Chege, Mama Prime helps mothers and their families pre-pay for their pre-natal, delivery and post-natal care in flexible instalments.
Teheca & University Agency Innovation (Maternal and Neonatal Care Category)
Teheca, a Ugandan startup and University Agency Innovation, a Cameroon based startup were both winners on the challenge of ‘How to improve maternal and neonatal health in sub-Saharan Africa’.
Teheca is a health-tech startup connecting expectant mothers and qualified nurses in Uganda. The nurses offer home pre and post-natal checkups aimed at timely identification and referral of life-threatening complications.
The University Agency Innovation is a hub of scientific, technological and enterprise-based innovations. A subset of the hub, AUI Techno designs, helps reduce the neonatal mortality rate by producing an interactive infant incubator that is connectable to doctors’ smartphones.
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