Every Tuesday we send out a curated newsletter on all things health tech innovation in Africa. These are the highlights from a previous edition. If you’re interested in subscribing, you can do so at the bottom of this page. 

May 16, 2023
Issue 9

In the News

South African health tech startup, Quro Medical, secures $1.3 million to scale its innovative tech-driven hospital-at-home solution. This startup secured investment from Johannesburg-based Mineworkers Investment Company, and will leverage this funding to enhance its technology and expand its market reach. Read more.

Formerly called Gricd, Nigerian-based Figorr secures $1.5 million to expand its IoT-powered solution, enhancing cold-chain monitoring for the healthcare industry. The startup’s rebrand introduces an improved insurance offering that leverages real-time monitoring data for products, enabling data-driven insurance coverage for any losses. Read more.

Fleri receives an honorable mention from Fast Company’s 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards, recognized for its Cross-Border Health Marketplace. Fleri’s Cross-Border Health Marketplace enables immigrants across the African Diaspora to directly cover healthcare expenses for their dependents in their home countries. Read more.

Ghanaian startup, Yemaachi Biotech, establishes a strategic partnership with the Meru County Government in Kenya, becoming their official research partner for cancer. This partnership enables the collection of cancer samples from Kenya, aligning with the startup’s mission of promoting greater African representation in medical research. Read more.

Did You Miss It?

🎉Next HealthTech Africa partnered with Tech Safari to put together an African Health Tech Starter Pack. This Starter Pack features 6 primary categories for health tech startups across the continent: supply chain, healthcare financing, tech-enabled care, diagnostics/testing, research, and health data management.** Please note, this is not an exhaustive list. Read more.


Strengthening health systems across Africa requires prioritizing regional collaboration and multistakeholder partnerships.  This opinion piece emphasizes the importance of regional collaboration as African nations take charge of financing and strengthening their health systems. Read more.

Nine telemedicine startups improving accessibility to healthcare in Nigeria. Discover how Nigerian startups like Clafiya, Mobihealth, CribMD, and others are transforming healthcare delivery. Read more.

Funds, Fundraising, & Opportunities

Applications are open until June 26th for the Investing in Innovation (i3) health tech program. Learn More.

In partnership with AWS, Africarena has launched its Fem-Tech Startup Innovation Challenge. Apply here.

Applications are open until May 21 for The Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East.Learn more

Who’s Hiring

 M-TIBA is hiring a Customer Success Account Lead.

 Lifestores Healthcare is hiring a Retail Operations Manager.

 Helium Health is hiring Growth and Senior Growth Associates.

 Nawah Scientific is hiring a Sales Account Manager.

 DrugStoc is hiring Field Sales Representatives.

 Orbit Health is hiring a Full Stack Developer Intern.

 TIBU Health is hiring a Medical Officer and Business Development Officer.

 Field Intelligence is hiring a Group Finance Lead.

Please reach out if you’re hiring and would like to add your listing!

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