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 8, 2024
Issue 40

In the News

Pan-African VC fund, Launch Africa, invests in Ivory Coast’s Meditect to facilitate its expansion. Meditect operates a digital platform spanning Francophone Africa, which enhances pharmacy operations by linking them with dependable suppliers and optimizing processes. Read more.

Roche supports partnership between Mediktor and Care’in in Ivory Coast, aimed at enhancing women’s health. This collaboration leverages Mediktor’s AI medical chatbot technology to enable early detection of breast and uterine cancer among women visiting primary health centers in the region. Read more.

MamaOpe Medicals secures funding from Health Innovation Exchange (HIEx) and Reckitt through the WiNFUND initiative. Based in Uganda, the company specializes in creating low-tech digital tools tailored for resource-limited environments, focusing on screening and early detection of respiratory illnesses. Read more.

Chefaa joins the inaugural cohort of the Google for Startups Growth Academy: Women in AI program. The founders will benefit from six weeks of equity-free support and collaborate closely with Google mentors on a detailed technical curriculum. Read more

Did You Miss It?

Zipline, a drone-delivery company, achieved a significant milestone by completing its 1 millionth delivery to a community health worker in Ghana. The delivery, consisting of two bags of IV fluid, was transported from a Zipline distribution center in Ghana to the nearby health facility. Read more.


Interest in digital health treatment and care is increasing in Kenya. The Digital 2024 Report reveals a nearly 10% rise in the total annual value for digital treatment and care compared to the previous year. Read more.

Funds, Fundraising, & Opportunities

Africa Oxford Health Innovation Platform (AfOx-HIP) invites applications for its flagship program. The program supports African innovators developing solutions for Africa’s health challenges. Applications are due May 31st, 2024. Learn more.

Villgro Africa invites applications for its Transforming African MedTech Conference and the Villgro Africa Medtech Incubation Program. Applications are due May 10th, 2024. Learn more.

Baobab Network is looking to invest $100k into 25 start-ups across Africa in 2024 through its accelerator program. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more.

HealthTech Hub is looking for startup mentors for its accelerator program. The HealthTech Accelerator Program provides startups with resources and mentorship  to expand their business. Apply Here.

Founders Factory Africa is accepting applications for its Gen F Entrepreneur in Residence studio. Startups in this program will receive funding and support from an expert team of venture builders. Learn more.

The Norrsken Accelerator is currently accepting applications for its 2024 program. The 20 early-stage impact startups selected for this program will receive a $125K upfront investment, as well as access to unicorn mentors, top investors, and a global network. Apply Here.

Who’s Hiring

DrugStoc is hiring an Executive Assistant to the CEO. 
Medikea is hiring a Corporate Sales Representative.
TIBU Health is hiring a Customer Experience Officer. 
Africa Healthcare Network is hiring a Quality Assurance Officer.
Helium Health is hiring Several Positions.

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

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