KENYA-Afya Rekod, a Kenyan healthtech startup, has announced US$2million seed funding led by Mac Venture Capital, a US based seed-stage venture capital firm.

MaC Venture Capital, Next Chymia Consulting among other investors have provided the seed funding for Afya Rekod to scale up its products and expand in other markets in Africa as well as accelerate the launch of its patient portal.

The healthtech startup is focused on building a dynamic platform that streamlines health records with analytics and provides access to specialized clinics and experts.

Afya Rekod aims to deliver high quality healthcare and the funding will be a step closer for the startup to become the leading patient mobility focused health platform in the world.

Health data has become one of the most urgent issues for health management globally amid the COVID-19 outbreak and the healthcare problem can be addressed by innovative private companies like Afya Rekod.

Afya Rekod is an Adanian Labs startup with over 150,000 users in 5 countries and can be accessed via an app, android and IOS, or web portal.

It is a digital health data platform that focuses on the patient by allowing both patients and health facilities to capture, store and access the mobility of the patient’s health data.

The platform does this through aggregating information on pharmacies and other key resources to allow easy accessibility and recording of health data by patients.

For providers, the platform has multiple functionalities like hospital management, patient management, knowledge management and inventory management.

The startup has witnessed a significant increase in interest from various health parties in Africa, Europe, Asia and the United States since its launch in April 2020.

Its founder, John Kamara said that the investment would provide patients with resources and tools to store and manage their health data especially for patients with chronic illnesses and their doctors.

“Our mission is to empower patients by giving them access to their health data and to connect with the health ecosystem including hospitals, pharmacies, insurance and beyond,” assured Kamara.

Irene Kiwia added that Adanian Labs would continue to support its flagship startup with confidence of the phenomenal impact it would create in Africa.

Afya Rekod’s key partnerships include The Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya (AOSK) with over 500 hospitals across Kenya, Healthy Mind Foundation to train psychiatrists in Lagos Nigeria and Alchemy in South Africa to onboard private and public hospitals in Southern Africa.


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