•The company said for now it will support the procurement of authentic medications for all chronic illnesses, such as cancer.
A Nigeria-based health startup that provides health services online has expanded to Kenya.
The firm, Wellahealth, expanded its Healthsend Africa platform, through which Kenyans can buy medicines from around the world and have them delivered to the doorstep.
The company said for now it will support the procurement of authentic medications for all chronic illnesses, such as cancer.
Other services provided by Healthsend Africa such as the arrangement of doctor appointments, accessing health insurance products and the remote monitoring of health conditions, will be added in the coming months.
The company said the platform streamlines the process of transferring funds to cover medical expenses, guaranteeing complete transparency in fund utilization. This, in turn, simplifies healthcare management for families separated by geographical distances.
"I am excited to announce that we are launching our Healthsend product in Kenya. This is a testament to our commitment to bring healthcare to the doorsteps of every African,” said Dr Neto Ikpeme, Wellahealth’s CEO.
“I built this product to solve the problem of accessing quality medicine and care for my family. I am glad to extend this to many families abroad with families back home in Kenya and the rest of Africa''.
The expansion of Healthsend by Wellahealth into Kenya, Uganda and the rest of Africa, led by Joseph Okoroafor, Healthsend’s product owner and growth marketing executive, comes after a successful rollout in Nigeria, where the platform has garnered significant praise for its innovation and impact.
Clients can access the services by visiting Wellahealth's website.
Currently, buying medicine abroad is legal in Kenya but the logistics can be difficult.
Drugs from India, for instance, come at a fraction of the price Kenyans would pay at home.