Nigerian health tech start-up Helium Health introduces new products as it enters Kenyan market

KENYA – E-health start-up Helium Health of Nigeria, has partnered with three local providers, Philips Healthcare Technologies, Carepay, and Savannah Informatics to  launch its operations in Kenya. The partnership will enable it to integrate new services, including an EMR to serve the entire East African market. Launched in 2016, Helium Health is the largest Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Hospital Management Information (HMI) Systems provider in West Africa.  The start-up was founded by three entrepreneurs, Adegoke Olobusi, Tito Ovia and Dimeji Sofowora, with a shared passion for solving the practical problems that they identified…

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IFC, Co-op Bank and Philips in US$281m deal to support SMEs in health sector in Africa

KENYA – The International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of World Bank Group, has announced partnerships with health technology firm Philips and the Co-operative Bank of Kenya to help small businesses in the health sector purchase essential medical equipment and strengthen their response to Covid-19 and other pressing healthcare challenges. The deal is designed to provide risk-sharing facilities to help small businesses access up to US$281 million in loans and leases. The partnership with is aimed at supporting healthcare providers in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, and Uganda. The…

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Royal Philips partners with African Union to strengthen healthcare infrastructures in AU States

AFRICA – Royal Philips, global leader in health technology, and the African Union have announced a new partnership aimed to strengthen healthcare infrastructures and access to care in African Union Member States by improving access to medical equipment. Via the Africa Medical Supplies Platform, Philips and the African Union will help provide a range of medical equipment, including state-of-the-art ventilators, patient-monitoring equipment, point-of-care ultrasound scanners, oxygen concentrators, and mobile digital radiography systems, in response to the immediate needs of healthcare facilities and COVID-19 patients. “We are seeing second, and third…

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