Zuri Health, the digital healthcare providing affordable healthcare via mobile, has raised $ 1.3 Million for expansion across Africa.
Participants in this seed round funding include DOB Equity, Launch Africa and Founders Factory Africa.
Zuri Health plans to use this investment to build its digital platform further, grow its product offerings and launch operations in new markets. Additional investments come from V8 Capital, Platform Capital, Villgro Africa, Asime Ventures, and the Salik Family Trust.
The health tech connects patients with affordable, convenient, and quality healthcare services via SMS, WhatsApp and a dedicated app.
The company initially launched in Kenya in January 2021 but is now present in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Zuri Health partnerships and network in Africa
Zuri Health has partnered with more than 16 major mobile network operators in seven countries with over 400,000 SMS subscribers, over 300 doctors, 27 labs and diagnostic centres and 15 pharmacies across its markets.
Ikechukwu Arthur Anoke and Daisy Isiaho launched this Health-Tech firm after facing personal health crises that were solved by telemedicine.
Zuri Health has partnered with telecoms like MTN, Safaricom and Telkom Kenya and aggregates healthcare providers like medical labs, pharmacies, and hospitals. This has enabled Zuri Health to bring healthcare services closer to patients – doctors are a few clicks or a text away.
Ikechukwu Anoke, CEO and Founder of Zuri Health, said this Health-Tech firm can be a solution to Africa’s lack of adequate healthcare.
“There are many Africans who cannot afford healthcare services or who live too far away from healthcare facilities. And with skilled healthcare workers increasingly leaving Africa for greener pastures, the situation is worsening.”
Zachariah George, the Managing Partner at Launch Africa, said Zuri Health shows tremendous potential to scale across the continent and democratize access to healthcare. We genuinely believe in Anoke and Isiaho’s abilities to lead the path in the Health Tech sector in Africa.”