NHIF goes digital with mini app on Safaricom’s M-Pesa Super App

KENYA – Safaricom, the largest mobile and internet service provider in Kenya, has announced that NHIF services will now be available through their M-pesa Super App. The telco and NHIF have launched the NHIF mini-app within the M-PESA Super App that they say will empower customers to access services wherever they may be without visiting NHIF offices or downloading a separate app. Payment and account reconciliation services are already live on the mini-app, with procedure approvals set to become available soon. “NHIF is currently undertaking a digital transformation of all…

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Apex Health Ghana Inks tactical Insurance deal with SA’s Liberty Health

GHANA – South Africa’s Liberty Health has entered into a strategic partnership with Apex Health Insurance in Ghana where Liberty Health Cover products will be made available through Apex Health Insurance in Ghana. This will enable Apex Health Insurance to provide a comprehensive range of products, all approved by Ghanaian regulatory authorities, meeting multinational, corporate and SME client needs. According to Andrew Schwulst, CEO of Liberty Health, the strategic partnership has been some time in the making and the joint teams will have a values-driven and positive impact on the…

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Discovery introduces new health offerings, including Discovery hospital, for subscribers

SOUTH AFRICA – Financial services group Discovery has announced several new innovations and changes within its Discovery Health portfolio, at its annual product-update event this week, including a Discovery Hospital service and international coverage. “The golden thread running through the various elements we shared with the financial adviser community and media today, was our focus on personalization of healthcare through digitally-powered processes,” said Dr Ryan Noach, CEO of Discovery health. He said that the new features, with a particular focus on four ground-breaking areas, will be made available in 2022…

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GA Insurance introduces health cover for Uganda’s elderly population

UGANDA – Leading insurance firm, GA insurance Uganda, a wholly owned subsidiary of GA Insurance Limited, which is headquartered in Kenya, has unveiled a new medical cover for senior citizens up to 80 years. Its Managing Director, Francis Kamau said the health policy dubbed Graysure, will help ease pressure for persons attaining 50 years or on retirement and remains renewable up to the age of 80. “This is an inpatient medical insurance product that covers the principal member and eligible dependents,” he said, adding that the outpatient benefits option is…

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Moroccan e-health startup DataPathology raises US$223,000 funding

MOROCCO – Casablanca-based MedTech platform, DataPathology, has successfully raised US$232,000 in its latest funding round to help it transform the pathological diagnosis system and improve services provided to practitioners and patients. Founded in 2020 by Hicham El Attar and Mohammed El Khannoussi, DataPathology fights shortage and delays of diagnosis of cancer patients in rural areas, providing healthcare practitioners with a complete solution to help them deliver a quality pathological diagnosis, quickly and efficiently. The startup is now planning to scale that solution across Morocco and Africa with the help of…

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