E-health start-up TIBU raises seed funding round from Blue Haven Initiative to expand its product offering

KENYA – E-health start-up TIBU, a digital platform that decentralises primary outpatient care to bring it directly to patients in Kenya, has raised a seed funding round to help it scale its operations. Mooted in 2016, built in 2019, and launched to the public in early 2020, TIBU is an on-demand platform that connects people to healthcare workers in real-time, who deploy to a location and time of the patient’s choosing.  The start-up has served over 10,000 patients since its launch, rolled out a comprehensive home-based vaccination service alongside Amref Health Africa, launched…

Read More

Health payment provider CarePay lends US$18.2m to private healthcare providers in Kenya

KENYA – CarePay,  a platform that supports private and public health plans with smart mobile health wallets to provide access to good healthcare has lent out US$18.24 million to private healthcare facilities last year, largely to fund acquisition of essential equipment and expansion. The loan facility, under CarePay’s medical credit fund (MCF), saw disbursements go up from about US$456204 per month by the third quarter in 2020 to more than US$3.65 million a month in the fourth quarter. “We used our data on medical care expenses made via our platform, M-tiba,…

Read More

E-health startup VRapeutic joins Canada’s MakerLaunch programme in its expansion plans

EGYPT – VRapeutic, Egyptian e-health startup that uses virtual reality (VR) technology to help treat learning difficulties and developmental disorders, has joined the MakerLaunch programme at the University of Ottawa, moving it one step closer to expanding into the Canadian market. Launched in 2017 by Ahmad Al-Kabbany, VRapeutic, who researched VR for his PhD in electrical engineering, uses virtual reality (VR) technology to help treat learning difficulties and developmental disorders. VRapeutic delivers VR software modules, installed on VR headsets, to therapy centres, with a child then watching particular modules dependent…

Read More