Kenya-based healthtech startup, MyHealth Africa, has closed a $1 million seed to expand its presence in Africa

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December 15, 2022
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  • Kenya-based healthtech startup, MyHealth Africa, has announced its $1 million seed to expand its reach in Africa.
  • GIIG Africa Fund led the round with participation from Japanese-based Samurai VC, a family office, and existing investors.
  • MyHealth Africa is an integrated healthcare platform that connects patients to local and international health specialists and hospitals. 

Kenya-based healthtech startup, MyHealth Africa, has raised $1 million in seed funding to expand its presence in Africa.

GIIG Africa Fund led the round with participation from Samurai Incubate, a family office, and existing investors.

The funding follows the startup's recognition as the Top HealthTech Startup in Africa by the Global Startup Awards (GSA) Africa, an exclusive vehicle for the GIIG Africa Fund to find, fund, and scale the continent's innovative startups.

Founded in 2017 by Ryan Marincowitz, MyHealth Africa is a specialised healthcare booking platform and medical management system.

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It is an integrated healthcare platform that connects patients to local and international health specialists and hospitals. 

As of 2020, Statista shows that Kenya had 12,792 registered medical doctors, resulting in a ratio of 26 physicians per 100,000 population. In 2016, the country had 10,377 doctors 2016.

So, MyHealth Africa allows patients to access healthcare services virtually or in person from doctors and providers globally.

Moreover, the company intends to launch two new regions in 2023, including the Middle East and South Asia, which are already its second and third-largest markets.

MyHealth claims that it assists hundreds of patients from these two markets each month in gaining access to specialised healthcare services in the Middle East, Europe, South Asia, and Asia, currently from Kenya.

The company also says it helps over 1,200 patients per month, with patient visits increasing by 11% month on month in 2022. 

What's more, the startup states that it has helped over 27,000 patients to access specialised healthcare services from over 1,500 medical professionals and health facilities.

I am a neurodivergent person who is interested in mental health and how technology can help Africans with mental disorders. Find me on Twitter @latoria_ria.
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