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Kenyan healthtech startup IIara Health to expand into Africa

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The startup raised $3.75 million in its Series A funding round

Kenya-based healthtech startup Ilara Health is set to expand its diagnostic reach across Africa, media reports said. The startup raised $3.75 million in its Series A funding round  led by TLcom Capital, with participation from DOB Equity, Global Ventures and Chandaria Capital.

The funds will help Ilara Health further expand across Kenya and into a new East African market within the next 12 months. It will also be used for the development of its integrated patient health management platform.

Emilian Popa, chief executive and co-founder of Ilara Health told the media, “In just one year of operation, we have seen the incredible impact our Ilara Health platform has had in delivering improved services across maternal, metabolic, cardiovascular and infectious disease care.

“We view this as only the beginning, widening our disease indication coverage and creating end-to-end value throughout the entire care delivery process. In the coming months, we will continue working to reach patients who currently struggle to access basic lifesaving tests and on developing data-driven insights for better quality care across the continent.”

The healthtech startup provides diagnostic equipment to patients and healthcare providers at an affordable price especially in Kenyan suburbs. Earlier this year, the startup launched a readiness package to help the country fight the coronavirus pandemic. Besides including a coronavirus health assessment tool and clinical decision support software, the package launched by Illara Health contains a self-assessment chatbot and a clinic-based triage tool for symptom checking.

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