Wednesday
June 16
2021

South African Partnership Gets $3 Million and Launches Telehealth Product

By Tage Kene-Okafor

For the early detection and treatment of health conditions, easy access to primary healthcare is crucial. Primary healthcare is best delivered by teams of primary care clinicians coordinating care between them. However, ubiquitous access to such care is scant across Sub-Saharan Africa.

There is a real opportunity for digital healthcare platforms to scale access to team-based care across the region. They can reduce the cost of quality care while improving health outcomes, reach patients in remote areas and reduce the pressure on the traditional medical support systems.

The pandemic has seen such platforms scale globally, and Africa is not exempt. A new platform (without a name yet) is launching out of South Africa and it wants to provide accessible quality care for Africans with its telehealth service. Today, it has closed a $3 million pre-Series A round to that end.

Photo courtesy of Erik (HASH) Hersman via Flickr.

Source: TechCrunch (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care, Technology
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healthcare, healthcare technology, investment, scale, telemedicine