Health technology in Nigeria has been bedeviled with poor adoption over the years. Early companies in the space started in the EHR space and targeted health providers. Companies such as and , who had an early start in the EHR business are either now in zombie mode…


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First published on July 13 2017 on the Digital Health Nigeria website.

Editor’s note — This is an interview with a founder of a now-failed health tech startup meditell, funded by a Lagos-based incubator and was active between 2014 and 2015. He gives plenty of insights and lessons to learn…


Back in December of 2018, I got tired of the high number of new telemedicine startups that kept launching in Nigeria. This was mostly because their predecessors had either pivoted, closed shop or became zombies. This lead to me writing a digital health newsletter with the title,


It’s now becoming a tradition at the end of every year and the start of the next for me to look over the preceding year in African health tech and suggest some trends for the next year. You may review the last 2 editions and .

As this year…


Bayo on the Left and Docneto on the right

Back in the summer, Bayo and I were over in Austin, Texas for the prestigious technology startup accelerator program, Techstars. We’d gotten accepted on the back of the work we were doing with to make healthcare more affordable for the average African. …


In 2012, Savita, a young pregnant Indian lady attended a hospital in the west of Ireland. She’d presented with back pain and was subsequently found to be miscarrying. After some time in hospital, she began to shiver, shake and vomit. She subsequently collapsed and was found to have an infection…


Early on when I was learning about building a sales force, one of the prominent advice I read was to never hire just one salesperson. When you hire just one person, it’s difficult to know the true reason for your sales figures. Is it the person you hired or is…


I happened upon a pharmacy benefit manager in an African country that was helping Novartis push their new heart failure drug Entresto. In the article I saw, the theme was of Entresto being superior to Enalapril and that patients should have better access to it. …


This post is culled from the digital health Nigeria newsletter published back in November of 2017. to the newsletter to get up-to-date commentary and news on health tech and innovation across Africa.

mPharma recently announced a .

‘mPharma manages prescription drug inventory for pharmacies and…


You may want to read the review for as the trends are largely the same.

The Nigerian macro-economy provided the backdrop to all activity in healthtech in 2018 and it didn’t differ much from last year that was generally difficult for all sectors. While we officially exited recession early…

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