The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated changes in the way medicine is practised. In Africa, where access to medical care is often restricted, startups across the continent are innovating in various areas to solve very real challenges associated with the delivery of healthcare. One such company is Helium Health, a Nigerian company which has developed a digital solution to the problem of recordkeeping in the Nigerian healthcare sector. The company has built a solution around the peculiarities of the African market by developing an electronic medical records system that healthcare providers, regardless of their levels of computer literacy, can use.
In this episode, Macky O’Sullivan, a venture capital lawyer in our Dubai office speaks to Demiji Sofowora and Tito Ovia, co-founders of Helium Health about the Healthtech industry in Africa.