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. 

August 23, 2023
Issue 23

In the News

South African medtech startup, VitruvianMD, raises $1.25 million in recent Seed Extension II funding round. With this funding, the startup aims to further develop its AI-powered diagnostic technology, effectively addressing the challenge of diagnostician shortages throughout Sub-Sahara Africa. Read more.

Nigerian health tech startups Pharmarun and 8Medical are among the 15 companies selected for the inaugural cohort of the Impact Hub Lagos Catalyst Program. In partnership with the Lagos State Science Research and Innovation Council, this program will offer the selected startups funding and comprehensive training, aiding their expansion and contributing to the growth of the Lagos innovation ecosystem. Read more.

Uburu Health, a Nigerian health tech startup, partners with leading Nigerian institutions and Stanford University to harness AI for the advancement of personalized dermatology care. Given the scarcity of AI models trained on varied datasets, this collaboration aims to curate an inclusive skin lesion dataset, subsequently training and testing the model across diverse populations. Read more.

Did You Miss It?

 Kenya-based TIBU Health received recognition on the billboards of Times Square!  Read more


How to leverage existing talent to fuel healthcare innovation? The Global Partnerships Lead at Founders Factory Africa, a leading African VC firm, delves into the potential of healthcare innovation, especially within markets confronting challenges of healthcare workforce shortages. Read more

Funds, Fundraising, & Opportunities

Villgro Africa & Jaza Rift Ventures are hosting an annual African Medtech Conference. This year’s conference will be held on Aug 24-25, 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya. Learn More.

Microsoft-backed FAST Accelerator is accepting applications for its 2nd cohort. African based startups are encouraged to apply.  Learn More.

Founders Factory Africa is looking for HealthTech founders for its Gen F initiative, an Entrepreneur in Residence program. Learn More.

Who’s Hiring

🇳🇬Lifestores Healthcare is hiring a Sales Associate.

🇰🇪Ilara Health is hiring a Field Sales Team Lead.

🇰🇪My 1Health is hiring a Travel Coordinator.

🇰🇪Zuri Health is hiring a Product Manager.

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

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