The Africa Health Tech 50 is HolonIQ’s annual list of the most promising startups from across digital health, biotech, medtech and other areas where entrepreneurs are driving healthcare innovation.
Africa’s population is expected to double by 2050, reflecting the highest growth rate of any continent. This demographic surge will have many consequences for Africa - economically, politically and socially - and creates a fertile environment for healthcare innovation. Africa’s geographical challenges, high disease burden and lack of physical infrastructure typically results in a difficult environment for healthcare operators. However, as demonstrated by the 2022 HolonIQ Africa Health Tech 50, there is a burgeoning community of entrepreneurs and investors intent on transforming the African healthcare landscape. Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya dominate the Health Tech 50 (representing almost 80% of the market) but the 2022 cohort reflects the range of innovation that is going on in Africa - both geographically and in terms of sub-sectors.
Download the Market Map. Companies are categorized by their main area of focus following the globalhealthcarelandscape.org.