Japanese investors target African health care

An increasing number of Japanese investors are looking to invest in African health care. As Africa strives to increase accessibility to care and increase insurance coverage, we speak to an investor who things the Japanese model is a good fit.

IDH enters South Asian market

Integrated Diagnostics Holdings is acquiring a 50% stake in one of Pakistan’s largest diagnostics providers, entering the country for the first time.

New Egyptian GP hotline service getting 500 callers a day

MENA’s largest telehealth group, Altibbi, has launched a new telephone service in Egypt, with the aim of increasing access to GPs amongst poorer and more rural populations. We speak to CEO Jalil Allabadi to find out more.

Altibbi launches healthcare hotline in Egypt

Middle East digital health platform Altibbi is launching a premium telephone hotline to put patients in touch with a doctor, with payment taken by the minute as phone credit.

Africa’s healthcare to benefit from projects worth $140m

Two African healthcare improvement projects worth $140m are in the pipeline, one of which could see Africa's first 250-bed single facility specialist hospital in West Africa built. HBI speaks to Dr Egbe Osifo-Dawodu, partner at global healthcare strategic consulting firm Anadach Consulting, to find out more.

AXA partners with Microsoft and buys providers

AXA and Microsoft have launched an ambitious and innovative digital healthcare platform that is already live in Italy and Germany with other major European countries to follow over the next six months.

Orange and AXA buy pan-African digital health player

Telecoms giant Orange and insurer AXA will become majority shareholders of the appointment booking and telehealth platform DabaDoc, which operates mostly in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. It has intentions to expand across Sub-Saharan Africa.

€300m-plus IPO for Middle East’s largest imaging platform planned

Africa-focused private equity firm Meditterania Capital Partners intends to triple the EBITDA of its recently-formed imaging platform Ray Lab which spans Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia before exiting, preferably by IPO, in a few years' time, partner Daniel Viñas tells HBI. He discusses the specifics of the deal, merging Ray Lab's two businesses, and how its markets are evolving.

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