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Nigerian Healthtech Firm, Helium Health Expands to Kenya

Helium Health, a Nigerian healthtech firm, has expanded to Kenya a year after closing a US$10 million Series A funding round.

When the new investment was announced back in May 2020, Helium Health disclosed that it will be expanding in both existing and new markets, launching operations in East, North, and Francophone West Africa.

So far, Helium Health has partnered with facilities in Uganda and Liberia onboarding their 90-plus users early in 2021, and is now extending its services to facilities in Nairobi.

Launched in 2016, Helium Health is an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Hospital Management Information (HMI) Systems provider in West Africa 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.

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“We have been planning to expand into Kenya’s thriving health tech sector since last year, so we’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.” Tito Ovia, co-founder, said.

Jean Kyula, Country Manager for Helium Health Kenya and formerly a National Health Service (NHS) doctor in the UK added, “We are confident that we can play a major role in supporting both Kenya’s public and private healthcare sectors.

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”We 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.” Jean said.

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