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. 

September 21, 2023
Issue 26

In the News

Former 54Gene CEO, Abasi Ene-Obong reveals the launch of his new startup, Syndicate Bio.  Syndicate Bio is a health and biotech startup dedicated to advancing genomics and precision medicine inclusivity worldwide, beginning with Africa. Read more.

Johnson & Johnson Impact Ventures invests in healthcare supply chain startup, Field intelligence, to support their growth in Kenya and Nigeria. The funding will be deployed to enhance Field Intelligence’s technology platform, which offers fulfillment and financing services to a wide range of pharmacists and healthcare providers. Read more.

i3, a Gates Foundation funded initiative, announces the 29 startups selected for its 2nd cohort. Operating in Africa’s health supply chain ecosystem, these startups span across 21 different countries and will each receive $50,000 of equity free funding. Read more.

Did You Miss It?

Health insurance startup, Turaco, acquires Microensure Ghana expanding its operational markets to 4 – Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, and Nigeria. With this acquisition, Micronensure will become Turaco Ghana and will leverage Turaco’s technological innovation to elevate their product offerings and accelerate their growth. Read more


Founder of minoHealth AI labs, Darlington Akongo addresses the future potential of AI in healthcare.  Akongo highlights the importance of AI and shares the challenges he faced in growing his AI-driven health tech startup while discussing the need for more education, partnerships, and funding for AI initiatives in Africa. Read more

Funds, Fundraising, & Opportunities

Women Startup Competition (WSC) is now inviting applications for its Africa chapter. Open to African startups with a female CEO or founder. Apply by November 23rd.Learn More.

MEST Africa is now accepting applications for its 2023 MEST Africa Challenge. Apply by October 9th.Learn More.

Who’s Hiring

🇳🇬LifeBank is hiring a Lagos City Lead.

🇳🇬CarePay International is hiring a Finance Executive.

🇺🇬Baobab Circle is hiring a Business Development and Operations Manager

🇰🇪Savannah Informatics is hiring Several Positions

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

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