Ifeoluwa Dare-Johnson, Founder and CEO of Healthtraka, is on a mission to transform healthcare in Africa. In a recent interview with healthiness.ng, she shared her inspiring journey and vision for making lab testing easy and accessible through at-home sample collection and rapid digital results delivery within 1-3 days. “I knew that I wanted to provide a solution to make sure that people have access to on-demand healthcare,” says Ifeoluwa. Her drive to create Healthtraka was born from a deeply personal experience.
Payment for healthcare in Nigeria is predominantly out-of-pocket but a new player believes in spite of the numerous odds stacked against it, an already familiar approach could make a lot of difference in expanding access to health insurance. In Nigeria, achieving most health goals has been greatly limited by access and cost, with payment for health services predominantly out-of-pocket. The country has a large population of uninsured people, and even those who have insurance often find it difficult to afford the
The intent of a cashless economy is to make life easier. Recently, Nigerians, due to the scarcity of cash, had to solely rely on cashless channels. However, the unintended consequences of the platforms’ inadequacies made healthcare one of the worst-hit sectors. For years, the government of Nigeria, the country’s finance sector regulator — the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), their partners and others had aggressively campaigned and incentivized Nigerians to adopt going cashless, describing its cashless policy as an economic enabler
Since February 2022, Nigeria’s federal ministry of health has not posted anything on its official Facebook and Twitter pages. The minister of health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has also not posted on his official social media handle since March 2021. The health ministry’s last post on Twitter was on February 24 when the health minister received the Japan Ambassador to Nigeria, Matsunaga Kazuyoshi to discuss possible areas of collaboration as regards capacity building of medical personnel and health care reform. On
A patient walks or is aided by someone else into the reception of a hospital. They walk to the counter and inform the attending nurse that they are seeking medical attention. The nurse asks, “do you have a file?” and the patient responds in the affirmative. The nurse goes to the inventory room, and 15 or more minutes are lost. The patient waits then the nurse returns with a file that looks like it is on the brink of falling apart
The partnership between LaFiya Telehealth and Tyto Care will advance telemedicine at home by accelerating the depth of clinical care that patients can get remotely in Nigeria. Today, LaFiya Telehealth and Tyto Care have partnered to accelerate the depth of clinical care given through telemedicine in Nigeria. The partnership brings an integration of their services to enable remote examinations with live streaming, information from Tyto Care Home kits and consequently allow for a more precise and detailed prognosis and early diagnosis.
Members of the pharmaceutical society of Nigeria at the 2021 Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria in Port Harcourt commended RxAll a health tech company for the introduction of RxScanner into the country’s market at the unveiling of the product during the PSN conference held in Port Harcourt recently. Commenting on the unveiling of the product after the presentation, Pharmacist Olusola Porter, UCH Ibadan said “this technology will positively impact the counterfeit drug market in Africa, especially Nigeria while Pharmacist Uchechukwu Eloere of
Lafiya TeleHealth welcomes the arrival of innovative health care points kits to boost the APP and platform, this electronic health care point kits allows you to receive on-demand physical exams via live video chat with a doctor’s office using integrated medical exams devices transmits test results to an electronic health record for easy real time monitoring. The Kits goes beyond a phone or video chat with a doctor by providing an on-demand, clinic-quality medical exam right from your home or