Full-service Healthtech, Helium Health Launches Its Services In Kenya



June 16, 2021, 2:22 p.m.

After closing a $10 million Series A funding round in 2020, full-service healthtech Helium Health has launched its services in Kenya.

Founded in 2015 by Adegoke Olobusi, Tito Ovia and Dimeji Sofowora, the healthtech startup offers a full suite of products covering the complete healthcare value chain, from Electronic Medical Records (EMR) and Hospital Management Information (HMI) Systems to credit and telemedicine products.

Tito Ovia, the co-founder, said: “We have been planning to expand into Kenya’s thriving health tech sector since last year. So we are very excited to be hitting the ground and running in 2021. We are 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.”

Additionally, Jean Kyula, Country Manager for Helium Health Kenya, expressed that they are confident they can play a significant role in supporting both Kenya’s public and private healthcare sectors. She mentioned that they are already working with three new partners in Nairobi and rolling out in Uganda and Liberia.

“COVID-19 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 sectors. We look forward to working with more partners, doctors, hospitals, and clinics as we progress,” Jean finished.

The five-year-old startup is now present in six West African countries, and over 300 healthcare providers and 5,000 health professionals in Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana currently use Helium Health’s technology.

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