Following the call for applications launched on November 18, and after a rigorous selection process, 7 new startups have joined the Next Health Accelerator (NHA) program for its 3rd cohort. They stand out for their innovation and their ambitious vision to revolutionize the health sector in Africa by integrating technological solutions adapted to the realities of the continent.
Next Health Accelerator (NHA) in a few words
Intrepid Entrepreneurs’ accelerator program, Next Health Accelerator (NHA) , has been in existence since 2021 to accompany and support startups innovating in the field of health with a particular focus on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Selfcare. Since its inception, the program has supported about 20 startups from different African countries and founded or co-founded by women.
Each of the selected startups benefits from a 6-month online program focused on opportunity assessment, integration of solutions into existing value chains, and regional expansion. In addition to these elements, entrepreneurs have access to tailored coaching and mentoring, a capital investment of up to $20,000 USD, and access to an extensive network of partners.
NHA’s 2023 cohort hosts 14 entrepreneurs representing 6 African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, South Africa, Uganda, DRC). Discover their exceptional solutions here:
- Alliance Pharma (Burkina Faso) is a mobile application that allows a pharmacy to contact one or more other pharmacies with a single click to search and find a health product for a patient in need.
- LukaPharma (Democratic Republic of Congo) is a mobile application that facilitates access to quality medicines in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Users can check prices and availability of their medicines in the nearest pharmacies in less than 3 minutes.
- Zinacare (South Africa) is a South African company that provides home healthcare services. From lab tests to virtual consultations, Zinacare enables patients to access convenient, affordable, and reliable essential health services.
- ELLES (Benin) is a mobile application designed to meet the specific health needs of African girls and women. It provides reliable sexual and reproductive health information and services.
- Ekose Rx (Cameroon) is an online pharmacy dedicated to Francophone Africa. It provides patients and health care providers with access to quality medicines at affordable prices.
- MobiKlinik (Uganda) develops digital tools that enable basic health care training, health care delivery and access to affordable health services in Africa.
- Laafi Concepts SAS (Burkina Faso) focuses on the development, manufacturing and delivery of digital solutions for various sectors. It particularly specializes in monitoring equipment for pharmaceuticals and other temperature sensitive products.
We are confident that these startups will make significant progress in the coming months and look forward to continuing to work with the entrepreneurial community to help drive growth and innovation.
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