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COVID-19: The view from Africa

Africa needs to come together to find a solution to the COVID crisis, which has proved to be as much an economic one as a healthcare one - and cannot and should not rely on help from outside. This was the view of an expert panel which convened online to discuss COVID-19, healthcare more generally, and African economics.

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. 

Exclusive: IFC-backed HHI acquires AAR Healthcare

IFC-backed holding company Hospital Holding Limited (HHI) is close to acquiring AAR Healthcare after it received approval from the Kenyan competition authority, HBI can exclusively reveal.

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.

Cerba/Lancet JV to expand

Cerba is set to expand its JV with pan-African lab network Lancet into more French-speaking countries.

Interview: Guy Newing, CEO Kinect Hub

HBI speaks to Guy Newing, CEO of Kinect Hub which is an Australia-based tech company piloting a platform which rewards patients for agreeing to share their data.

Ada opens up markets with new languages

German telehealth company Ada claims that introducing new languages on its AI-powered "symptom checker" app will eventually open the market up to an additional 102 million people.

FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2017: Connecting sub-Saharan Africa to better healthcare through mobile technology

PharmAccess is a Dutch NGO that works to improve healthcare access and services in sub-Saharan Africa through mobile technology and providing financial loans. It was a finalist because the M-TIBA solution is unique, claims 250,000 users and incremental increase in revenue. It connects patients and providers, remitters and employers, as well as governments, insurers and donors onto one platform.

Africa: Five definites, four maybes and nine no-nos

Health is becoming big business in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa. As its countries become more urban and populations become more affluent, private operators are seeing opportunities to invest, and to make a difference to people’s lives – particularly as public health sectors struggle to cope. African healthcare expert Dan Schönfeld, former head of investments at Vital Capital, offers his personal assessment or where he would, and wouldn’t recommend putting your money.

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