Sanofi declares five winners of AfricaTech Healthcare Challenge.

Sanofi declares five winners of AfricaTech Healthcare Challenge.

Global biopharmaceutical company, Sanofi has declared five winners of its AfricaTech Challenge.

This comes after an online pitch was held on 11 June, where 11 startups took part in four challenges.

The 11 startups were chosen from 268 applications which came from 34 African countries after tech-savvy entrepreneurs and startups were called upon to apply in February.

The five winners of Sanofi’s AfricaTech Challenge hail from Senegal, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Cameroon

The five winners of the Africa Tech Challenge include:

  • Category 1. Digital health book: Eyone, a health-tech startup in Senegal that allows patients to share their medical records with health professionals.
  • Category 2. Smart logistics: Mobilhealth International in Nigeria is a telehealth electronic medical records and video app.
  • Category 3. Health financing: Health fintech, MamaPrime located in Kenya enables mothers and their families to make pre-payments for their prenatal and postnatal care.
  • Category 4. Maternal and neonatal health: Teheca, a Ugandan startup, connects new and expecting mothers to qualified nurses for post-natal checkups at their homes, and The University Agency Innovation founded in Cameroon has a spin-off known as AUI Techno which designs and produces an interactive infant incubator.

Startups that emerged winners of the Challenge will have deep discussions with experts and Sanofi to assess the feasibility of future collaboration in Africa for their startups.

Also, they would receive coaching, mentoring, and potential acceleration with the involvement of the Sanofi Africa Leadership team.

Winners will again have the opportunities and access to Sanofi’s internal expertise to push their businesses and international growth strategy.

AfricaTech Healthcare Challenge is a lab-created by Sanofi at VivaTech to encourage open innovation by African technology startups. The AfricaTech Challenge initiative is one of Sanofi’s strategy to promote entrepreneurship and development in the health sector across Africa.

Sanofi’s healthcare solutions are available in 170 countries worldwide.