MyHealth Africa, a startup connecting sufferers with well being specialists throughout the globe, lands $1M funding • TechCrunch

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Kenya-based MyHealth Africa, an built-in healthcare platform altering how individuals entry medical providers, by connecting sufferers with native and worldwide well being specialists and hospitals, is rising its attain in Africa, and plans to additional develop in Center East and South Asia subsequent yr.

The expansion plan comes towards the backdrop of $1 million seed funding it has raised in spherical led by GIIG Africa Fund, with participation from Japanese-based Samurai VC, a household workplace, and present traders. This brings complete quantity raised by the startup, which obtained its pre-seed funding final yr, to $1.3 million.

The brand new funding additionally follows Prime HealthTech Startup in Africa award, by the World Startup Awards (GSA) Africa, an unique automobile for the GIIG Africa Fund to search out, fund and scale continent’s revolutionary startups, the startup clinched in June this yr.

“MyHealth Africa plans to take a position the funds to proceed quickly increasing throughout Africa. We additionally plan to launch two new areas in 2023, together with the Center East and South Asia, that are already our second and third-largest markets. We help a whole lot of sufferers every month from these two markets to entry specialised healthcare providers at our community of main hospitals within the Center East, Europe, South Asia and Asia, at the moment from our workplace in Kenya,” stated MyHealth Africa founder and CEO Ryan Marincowitz.

Marincowitz based MyHealth Africa in 2017 as a specialised healthcare reserving platform and medical administration system, to make it potential for sufferers to entry healthcare providers just about or in-person from docs and suppliers throughout the globe.

MyHealth Africa is among the many listing of startups in Africa fixing inefficiencies within the well being sector, by making healthcare simply accessible throughout a continent; the place medical tourism to different areas is rife, illness burden is highest, and patient-to-doctor ratio is lowest on the earth.

In response to World Health Organization, international locations throughout sub-Saharan Africa have 0.23 docs for each 10,000 individuals, towards one of the best ratio of 84.2 docs in essentially the most developed international locations.

MyHealth Africa says it assists over 1,200 sufferers month-to-month, having grown month on month affected person visits by a mean of 11% in 2022. The startup has thus far assisted over 27,000 sufferers to entry specialised healthcare providers from over 1,500 medical professionals, and well being amenities.

“Throughout the continent, we’ve seen over the previous few years how know-how and innovation are having an actual influence on the well being and wellness of Africans,” says Co-Founding father of GIIG Africa, Philip Baldwin. “Once we first encountered MyHealth Africa over the last season of GSA Africa, we turned engrossed in studying how this startup was revolutionising the East African healthcare panorama. And right now, we couldn’t be extra happy to announce our formal partnership in serving to take the MyHealth Africa resolution to the world.”

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