March 25

Ghana’s Redbird Raises $1.5 Million Seed to Expand Access to Rapid Medical Testing in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Tage Kene-Okafor

For patients and healthcare professionals to properly track and manage illnesses, especially chronic ones, healthcare needs to be decentralized. It also needs to be more convenient, with a patient’s health information able to follow them wherever they go.

Redbird, a Ghanaian health tech startup that allows easy access to convenient testing and ensures that doctors and patients can view the details of those test results at any time, announced today that it has raised a $1.5 million seed investment.

Investors who participated in the round include Johnson & Johnson FoundationNewton Partners (via the Imperial Venture Fund) and Founders Factory Africa. This brings the company’s total amount raised to date to $2.5 million.

Source: TechCrunch (link opens in a new window)

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