E-commerce continues to fuel the ever-blooming healthcare logistics market in Africa

AFRICA – African e-commerce marketplaces are venturing into the delivery of health care products as part of a strategy to broaden their value to customers. These platforms are part of a broader crop of innovators at an interesting intersection of healthcare and logistics on the continent. Going by recent data, this sub-sector has grown over two years. At least 61 companies are using tech for health distribution across sub-Saharan Africa, a growth of over 100% in the number of active players (28) captured in 2018. That’s according to a report…

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Healthtech startups 54gene and mPharma Awarded as Technology Pioneers by World Economic Forum

AFRICA – Nigeria’s 54Gene and Ghana’s mPharma are among seven other African startups to be named among 100 most promising technology pioneers by World Economic Forum (WEF) this year. The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early to growth-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the use of new technologies and innovation that are poised to have a significant impact on business and society. 54gene is a health technology company tackling the disparity in healthcare research and clinical delivery through large-scale discovery and translational research, advanced molecular…

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mPharma joins Morgan Stanley’s inaugural sustainable business collaborative cohort

AFRICA – The Ghanaian healthcare start-up mPharma has joined a list of five breakthrough innovative companies that will receive awards and participate in Morgan Stanley’s first initiative that aims to advance systemic solutions for complex sustainability challenges across the World. mPharma is revolutionising the drug supply chain in Africa using the tools that make e-commerce convenient and profitable to make health care accessible and affordable. The start-up joins some of the most innovative companies that are changing the game in sustainable business solutions by becoming one of the chosen few companies…

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mPharma sets up Community Health by Mutti to improve on community centered healthcare

GHANA – mPharma, a Ghanaian startup which manages prescription drug inventory for pharmacies and their suppliers, has rolled out a program called Community Health by Mutti for community healthcare services. The program aims at incorporating community health workers (CHWs) into the pharmaceutical delivery industry as a way of advancing good health. mPharma will be assigning community health nurses to mutti partner pharmacies. These nurses will provide preventive health screening to people who live around a mutti pharmacy by visiting them in their homes and workplaces. Mutti is an mPharama initiative…

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Healthcare startup mPharma to launch Haltons Pharmacies in Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA – Ghanaian health tech startup mPharma has signed a franchise agreement with Belayab Pharmaceuticals to open Haltons Pharmacies in Ethiopia Through the agreement, mPharma will leverage its technology platforms, insights, and extensive experience working with hospitals and retail pharmacies across Africa to help Ethiopia achieve universal medical coverage to all its patients. mPharma and Belayab Pharmaceuticals aim to open two operational pharmacies in Addis Ababa this year.  mPharma Currently operates in Ghana, Nigeria, Zambia, Rwanda, and Kenya and serves about a million patients every year through over 300 partner pharmacies. In…

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