Helium Health a Nigerian healthcare technology provider has launched its services in Kenya. The move was prompted after securing $ 10 million Series A funding round back in May 2020.
The firm announced it would expand its market footprint and in addition growing its current customer base in Nigeria, Ghana, and Liberia, and as well as venture into new markets in North Africa, East Africa, and Francophone West Africa this year.
Helium Health was launched in 2016, as an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Hospital Management Information (HMI) Systems provider in West Africa. It was founded by Adegoke Olobusi, Tito Ovia, and Dimeji Sofowora. Helium Health currently has over 300 healthcare providers and 5,000 health professionals in Nigeria, Senegal, and Ghana.
Tito Ovia a co-founder said they have been planning to expand into Kenya’s thriving health tech sector since last year, so they’re very excited to be hitting the ground running in 2021, already working with three new local partners to help improve efficiencies and provide a better service to patients. We believe there is a great opportunity to harness cutting-edge technology to help improve the way healthcare data is gathered and managed across Africa, so partnering with like-minded healthcare providers and facilities in Kenya is an excellent fit for us.
Jean Kyula, the Country Manager for Helium Health Kenya said “We are confident that we can play a major role in supporting both Kenya’s public and private healthcare sectors.
She added that they are delighted to announce that we are open for business, already working with three new partners in Nairobi, and rolling out in Uganda and Liberia. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical role of technology in healthcare, and the need to keep building better systems, develop more remote access solutions, and improve efficiencies in our healthcare sector, so we’re looking forward to working with more partners, doctors, hospitals, and clinics as we move forward.