Cinven looks to take Synlab private as Covid boost falters

Frankfurt-listed Synlab could be about to be taken private following a non-binding full takeover offer earlier this week. With its full year results released yesterday and facing questions about its plans, HBI asks market experts what they think of the move.

Fresenius Helios launches revolutionary primary care offer

Fresenius Helios plans to become the first and only global health care service player by rolling out its Curalie telehealth plus a prefab diagnostic unit (the Cube) starting in Vietnam in October. Deals are being struck with governments in Ghana and Kenya for the group to offer primary care for €10 per cap. to millions. We talk to Fresenius Helios CEO Franceso de Meo.

Sub-Saharan Africa invests and insources during pandemic

The direct health impact of COVID-19 on sub-Saharan Africa has so far been significantly less than expected. But economic activity has fallen sharply and a vaccine impact is not expected until late next year. Panellists from Anadach, the IFC, Columbia Africa, AfyA Care and Nyaho Medical Centre talk about consolidation, supply chains and teledensity.

BIMA raises $30m as it hits 2m teleconsultations in emerging markets

BIMA, an insurance and telehealth platform working in nine emerging markets, has raised $30m to increase penetration in those markets. It already has 35m insurance policies and has run 2m teleconsultations. HBI speaks to CEO and founder Gustaf Agartson. 

IFC loans $5.2m to Ghanaian hospital

The IFC has loaned $5.2m to Nyaho Medical Centre, which claims to be the first private medical centre in Ghana, to help it expand outside of the capital Accra. 

Debts stacking up for NHI schemes

Nearly three years after the CEO of Ghana's National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) declared it "almost bankrupt", its President claims that his party has cleared the GHS1.2bn ($200m) debt. The country isn't alone in having stacked up debt: HBI looks at the arrears of NHI schemes across emerging markets.

IFC invests in triple million fund for sub-saharan Africa

The IFC has invested in the biggest sub-Saharan Africa healthcare investment platform since Abraaj's ill-fated $1bn fund with a view to acquiring and integrating hospitals in east and southern Africa. It's still not that big.

B. Braun partner launches dialysis clinic in Ghana

Global dialysis supplier-provider B. Braun's Ghanian distributor, Engisys, has launched a private dialysis clinic in the capital Accra. We talk to its managing director about the local market.

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