Healthcare startups in Africa

Innovator spotlights

Villgro Africa’s incubation portfolio includes solutions covering a wide range of health sector challenges with representation across the continent, including innovators in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia.  Meet a sample of the healthcare startups in Africa making a difference in providing accessible and affordable healthcare.
A digital platform powered by AI with the goal of ensuring every African has access to the diagnostic tests they need
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A locally assembled apparatus fitted with UVC lamps that emit high intensity ultraviolet light able to kill micro-organisms and pathogens on surfaces, including COVID-19.
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Has developed a medical device for maternal monitoring to provide access to timely, accurate, affordable, and effective antenatal monitoring healthcare services.
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A digital health platform that monitors and guides mothers through their pregnancy using AI to collect information from the expectant mothers and measure relevant vital signs.
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Offers training and consultancy on the use of technology in healthcare. They have developed a device that locates veins, which can reduce the time of treatment and diagnosis in babies and young children.
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Developing a remotely monitored hybrid phototherapy machine that is capable of treating multiple babies with jaundice simultaneously.
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Provides quality and affordable primary healthcare through a hail-a-clinic, capitation model.
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An easy-to-use and time-saving kit that can aid health workers and practitioners to diagnose pneumonia at a faster rate and with increased accuracy.
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A digital platform where retail pharmacies, clinics, laboratories and hospital can order their inventory from licensed wholesalers, providing a wide range of inventory at affordable prices.
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A medical device distributorship and manufacturing company that is promoting advanced wound care techniques and equipment.
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A digital platform working to ensure everyone has access to safe blood when they need it. They mobilise donors, track donations, improve efficiency and reduce waste.
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An evidence-based diet and nutrition management technology platform that supports personal and clinical nutrition.
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A locally designed and built cargo drone aimed at supporting health logistics in hard-to-reach areas with the mission to improve access to healthcare.
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An e-health platform that allows for real-time capturing of data at the point of care without adding to the workload for clinicians.
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Drop Access
An e-health platform that allows for real-time capturing of data at the point of care without adding to the workload for clinicians.
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Working with a biofungicide product that has been tested and found successful in the prevention of coffee wilt disease (CWD), a significant challenge for coffee farmers.
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Lucy Enset
Produces high-quality and nutritious enset-based flours for the East African market. The enset plant is drought resistant, grown year round and very nutritious.
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BioTec
Turning leather industry waste into gelatin, a product in high demand in the pharmaceutical sector and food and beverage industries, addressing shortages and promoting a circular economy.
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  • “Villgro Africa has been instrumental to Damu Sasa. Their expert-level consultation has helped us to revise our sustainability model and rejuvenate our strategy towards attaining our core objectives.”
    Aaron Ogunde
    Co-founder | Damu Sasa
  • “Working with Villgro Africa, I've changed from being a project lead into an actual entrepreneur and a business leader. Villgro Africa provides accountability, with portfolio managers to report back to who can provide insights."
    Dr. Tafadzwa Kalisto Munzwa
    CEO & Co-founder | Dawa Health

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