Cape Town-based healthtech Aviro Health has secured an undisclosed amount of funding in a pre-series A funding round led by ASISA ESD Fund (managed by Edge Growth), Tuksnovation, and TIA.
Founded in 2012 and based in Cape Town,the healthtech startup is said to have helped over 50 000 patients access health services in both South Africa and Kenya.
The Aviro Pocket Clinic aims to provide accessible counselling and linkage services in private and public sector facilities using mobile phones or technology-based devices. The innovative platform helps patients achieve stable health outcomes by creating a custom medical content plan which is delivered via a variety of platforms, such as the web, app, and WhatsApp chatbot.
The funding will be used to improve and expand Aviro Pocket Clinic, a digital counselling service made available through health providers in the public and private sectors that empowers patients with accessible and engaging counselling as well as linkage to services via mobile phones or devices in facilities, according to the company.
Aviro Health CEO Dr. Musaed Abrahams expounds on how the secured funding will benefit the healthtech company.
“COVID has highlighted and magnified the pre-existing urgency for health providers to find ways to effectively support patients in digital and semi-automated ways, reducing routine interactions and allowing health workers to serve 10x more patients while making accessing care friendly and easier for patients. This funding will allow us to expand the flexibility and scalability of our service, so that as we grow we are able to effectively and securely support multiple health providers and new care pathways.”