Mobihealth, a Nigerian healthtech startup, has been named one of the winners in the Sanofi AfricaTech Challenge 2020.
Mobihealth startup is a telehealth electronic medical records and video app whose mission is to use telemedicine to provide people in developing countries with access to quality healthcare services in the most cost and time-effective way, anytime, anywhere.
The healthtech startup founded by Dr. Funmi Adewara in 2017, emerged winner in the Smart logistics category of the Sanofi AfricaTech Challenge alongside 4 other startups from across Africa in an online pitch.
All the 11 startups selected for the finals presented their projects before an online jury and audience at the live virtual event.
The other four winners in the Sanofi AfricaTech Challenge are:
a.) Eyone from Senegal allows patients to share their medical records with health professionals and the startup won in the Digital health book category.
b.) MamaPrime enables mothers and their families to make pre-payments for their prenatal and postnatal care. The Kenyan health startup won in the Health financing category.
c.) Teheca from Uganda and The University Agency Innovation from Cameroon both won in the Maternal and neonatal health category. Teheca connects new and expecting mothers to qualified nurses for post-natal checkups at their homes while University Agency Innovation has a spin-off called AUI Techno that designs and produces an interactive infant incubator.
AfricaTech Challenge is a commitment by Sanofi to encourage and accelerate innovation in Africa, improve access to healthcare, and transform the health ecosystem throughout the continent.
For the 2020 program of the Sanofi AfricaTech Challenge, 268 applications were received from 34 African countries, based on five criteria: project maturity, early results, the relevance of the solution, market potential, and business model, as well as the skills and expertise of the team.