Thursday
October 22
2020

Ilara Health Secures $1.1 Million Grant To Improve Maternal Health Outcomes in Kenya

By Joseph-Albert Kuuire

Ilara Health, the healthtech company which provides point of care diagnostic testing to small primary care clinics in Kenya, has received a $1.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will be used to develop effective antenatal care (ANC) interventions and tech based solutions for pregnant women unable to access essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ilara Health, in tandem with the Kisumu Ministry of Health and the Kenya Medical Research Institute, will leverage a network of local primary care facilities, telemedicine, and home-based health worker consultations to ensure safe continuity of life-saving maternal care during the pandemic and beyond.

Photo courtesy of Annie Spratt.

Source: Tech Nova (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care, Investing, Technology
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digital health, emerging markets, healthcare, impact investing, maternal health