Africa’s healthcare sector is undergoing a revolution, thanks to the innovations of the 115 e-health startups currently active on the continent.
The High Tech Health: Exploring the E-health Startup Ecosystem Report 2017 examines data on e-health startups across 20 countries in Africa gathered by Disrupt Africa between January 2015 and September 2017.
Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya are early hotspots for e-health entrepreneurs, but the research shows an acceleration in startups launching continent-wide; with substantial communities of e-health innovators emerging in Uganda, Ghana, Egypt and Senegal.
The report looks in-depth at eight sub-categories in the e-health arena, finding a diverse number of focuses and approaches from African entrepreneurs.
The publication also includes:
- Consideration of the regional spread and growth of e-health ventures;
- Discussion of startup activity in eight sub-sectors of the e-health industry;
- Data on e-health startup launches by year;
- Tracking of funding in the e-health space;
- Analysis of approaches to securing funding;
- A list of e-health accelerator programmes open to African applicants.
NB. There is another version of this report that includes an appendix containing the full dataset of 115 startups. It is available here at a cost of US$600.