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World Aids Day

The Problem of Living with AIDS 

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has an interesting history from the 1950s to the present day.

Once called "the gay plague" or the Gay Related Immune Disease (GRID), it was regarded as a disease mainly affecting homosexual men. Even when it was discovered that women could contact it through sexual relations, it was still regarded as the "gay disease" for many years. The term AIDS was first used by the CDC in 1982. 

What is AIDS? 

AIDS is the end stage of the viral disease HIV. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that attacks a person's immune system, making it susceptible to diseases it should ordinarily be able to fight against. People with HIV start with non-specific symptoms such as sore throat, fever, and fatigue. Then, they enter a chronic stage where the disease is latent and present but showing no symptoms. The final stage of HIV is AIDS.

 

At this stage, the immune system is severely weakened, and the affected person shows symptoms such as:

  • Unintended and fast weight loss 
  • Chronic diarrhea 
  • Pneumonia 

 

Diagnosing HIV early enough and starting treatment with antiretroviral drugs can help a person living with it to live a full, healthy life without ever developing AIDS. 

How HIV/AIDS is Spread

HIV/AIDS is spread by body fluids such as blood, semen, vaginal discharge, and breast milk. Therefore, the most common methods of contracting HIV/AIDS are:

Sex

A person can transfer HIV/AIDS to another person by sleeping with them. The transfer of bodily fluids from one person's body into another carries the virus into the other person's body. Even when penetrative sex is avoided, small sores in the mouth or genital area are enough entry points for the virus to pass through.

Mother-to-Child Transmission

A mother with HIV/AIDS can pass it on to her child during pregnancy, delivery or breastfeeding. If a mother is diagnosed and is taking antiretroviral drugs, this can be avoided. 

Sharing Needles/Using Unsterilised Needles 

Needles come in contact with a person's bloodstream. They are supposed to be discarded after a single use. Sharing needles or using unsterilized needles puts a person at risk of HIV/AIDS or other diseases. 

How AIDS is Not Spread 

AIDS is not spread by regular interactions with an infected person, such as:

  • Hugging
  • Sitting close to the person
  • Shaking hands
  • Sharing cutlery
  • Dancing
  • Sharing toilets 
  • Sharing plates 
  • Any form of contact or touch that doesn't involve body fluids

Other ways AIDS cannot be spread include:

  • Mosquitoes and other insects
  • Through the air
  • Through saliva, tears, or sweat. 

The stigma of people living with AIDS

Famous American actor Charlie Sheen hid his HIV status from the public for four years while paying millions of dollars to people threatening to expose his secret if he didn't pay them off. 

The assumption is that he paid the blackmailers for so long because he was aware of the negative attitudes that people have towards people living with HIV/AIDS and did not want to be a victim of that. He has since come out to tell the world of his status, saying he feels like he's "carrying the torch" for others living with HIV. 

 

Effects of Stigma 

People living with HIV/AIDS often anticipate negative treatment by people around them, much like Charlie Sheen did. This, coupled with the adverse treatment they receive when people discover their HIV status, has terrible medical and social effects on them.  

Medical Effects of Stigma

Delay in Seeking Healthcare 

Anticipating and later internalizing the negative beliefs and attitudes people have about people living with HIV/AIDS can cause people to put off going to the hospital to get tested and receive a diagnosis. Sometimes the attitude of health workers who are not adequately educated about HIV/AIDS makes this situation worse. 

Poor Mental Health 

Stigma against people living with AIDS can cause them to develop poor beliefs about themselves. They can develop low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and poor drug adherence. 

Social Effects of Stigma 

Relationships

People living with HIV/AIDS can have complicated relationships. They can be ostracised by people they were once close to and sometimes suffer violence. Navigating romantic relationships is also difficult because of the myths associated with the disease. 

Employment 

Increased costs of healthcare and more frequent trips to the hospital can put a strain on a person's employment and financial security. They could also face taunts from colleagues and employees, leading to an impaired workplace experience. 

Protecting Yourself and Others 

Protecting yourself and others from contracting HIV/AIDS is possible by following these simple guidelines. 

  1. Do not have sex without a condom. 
  2. Do not have sex with multiple people. 
  3. Insist on using new, sterilized needles for injections or other procedures you need to get done in a hospital. 
  4. An HIV test should be part of the routine tests on pregnant women. 

 

Stopping HIV Stigma

We can join forces to stop HIV/AIDS stigma by:

Talk openly about HIV/AIDS 

HIV/AIDS is not a taboo topic. It is a disease that affects and has claimed the lives of millions of people. Talking openly about it and educating yourself and others is an excellent way to dispel myths people have about the disease and people who have it and foster better attitudes towards people living with HIV.

Stand up against discrimination 

When you see someone being discriminated against because of their HIV status, please stand up for them when you can and correct the wrong behavior. Apart from the immediate relief your help will bring them, you will be sending a message to other people that such behavior is inappropriate. You can do this by speaking up when someone says something harmful or reporting to the appropriate authorities where necessary.

 

People living with HIV/AIDS are people too. People are loved, appreciated, and cared for like everyone else. We should encourage and support them, not cast them aside.

 

It is important for you to know your HIV status, especially if you are sexually active, pregnant, or doing more things that could increase your chances of getting it. If you have HIV, seeking treatment early will save your life. 

You can consult a doctor virtually and get a HIV test done in the comfort of your home with Zuri Health. Just text Vera on +234 913 000 6888 if you're in Nigeria or +254 756 551551 if you're in Kenya. Your consultation and test results will remain confidential. 

The Sugar Saga: Diet Tips to Manage Diabetes

Per the World Health Organization (WHO), diabetes prevalence in Kenya is at 3.3% and is projected to increase to 5.5% by 2025. This is due to the lack of awareness. Two thirds of diabetic individuals are undiagnosed and this poses a major problem in terms of identification and management of the condition. 

 

Below are some tips on foods to limit and avoid to prevent and manage this condition.

 

Avoid refined grains

Refined grains such as white rice, bread, chapati, and ugali are high in carbohydrates but low in fiber and therefore increase blood sugar faster as compared to their whole-grain alternatives.

Choose whole grain options which are high in fiber for a more controlled glucose release into your bloodstream.

 

Make your own fruit juice

Commercial fruit juice sold is high in sugar and carbs but low in fiber which is very important in blood sugar control. You should prepare your own fruit juice from locally available fruits and consume it in moderation.

 

Avoid candy /sweets

Sweets have a high glycemic index and therefore cause dangerous spikes in blood sugar after consumption and should be avoided.

 

Switch up your breakfast cereal

Go for natural, fiber-rich oatmeal cereals which are high in fiber and sweetened with fruits instead of commercial cereal which are very high in sugar. Read food labels before picking your breakfast cereal.

 

Avoid Alcohol

Heavy alcohol consumption in a fasting state may lead to dangerous drops in blood sugar, especially for type 1 diabetics, and should be avoided.

 

Avoid Fast Food

Fried foods are normally very high in trans fat which is linked to an increased risk of heart disease and should be avoided.

In addition to that, they are also high in calories and may cause spikes in blood sugar levels.

 

Avoid Sodas and carbonated drinks

They are normally very high in sugar and cause spikes in blood sugar and should be avoided.

 

Avoid binge eating

Watch your portion sizes, especially carbohydrates, and distribute food evenly throughout the day. Consistency in feeding times to help in blood sugar control.

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How to prevent diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition characterized by irregularities in how the body controls sugar. This occurs when the pancreas is unable to produce insulin (type 1 diabetes) or when the body does not respond effectively to the insulin produced. (type 2 diabetes) .Insulin is a hormone in the body used to control sugar levels.

 

The WHO reports that the number of people getting diabetes has been rising more rapidly in low-and middle-income countries than in high-income countries. This trend is worrying as diabetes has a myriad of complications, including an increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, damage to nerves, kidney failure, and even blindness. 

 

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition whereby the pancreas produces little to no insulin. It is not preventable. Its treatment is directed at managing blood sugar levels by giving insulin that is lacking or deficient. However, type 2 diabetes occurs when the body cells that take in sugar from the blood do not respond well to the insulin that facilitates this sugar to enter the body cells to produce energy. This is commonly referred to as insulin resistance, and the risk factors include obesity, especially fat around the abdomen, and sedentary lifestyles. Type 2 diabetes is preventable.

 

Therefore, we must take measures to prevent type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle measures are effective in preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes. Some of the things you can do include:

Watch what you eat and drink.

Sugary snacks, red meat, and processed meats like bacon, sausages, and hot dogs, should be limited or avoided altogether. High intake of these foods contributes significantly to insulin resistance. Instead, your diet should be made up of whole grains, for example, brown rice, whole wheat, whole oats, whole grain products, nuts, fish, poultry, fruits, and vegetables. Also, make water your favorite and main drink, as research has shown that soft drinks have large amounts of fructose hence increasing blood glucose levels to dangerous levels. Some soft drinks may also contain chemicals that contribute to insulin resistance leading to type 2 diabetes.

Watch your weight

A study done on Ghanaians in both urban and rural settings showed that the probability of type 2 diabetes increased with obesity. Therefore, being overweight greatly contributes to the likelihood of one getting type 2 diabetes. This is due to increased insulin resistance. It is important to ensure that one not only achieves a healthy body weight but maintains it.

Move!

The WHO recommends doing at least 30 minutes of regular exercise, moderate to high in intensity in nature, for at least five days a week. Some of these can be fast walking, running, aerobic exercises, cycling, or even swimming.

 

Diabetes remains a considerable threat and burden in our time, and it is paramount that we play our part as individuals to ensure its prevention.

World Diabetes Days

How much do you know about Diabetes? 

The 10th edition of the Diabetes Atlas by the International Diabetes Federation states that 24 million adults aged 20 to 79 were living with Diabetes in the IDF Africa Region in 2021. 

The IDF Africa Region comprises 48 Sub-Saharan countries, including Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, and Senegal. Up to 54% of this population is undiagnosed. 

 

Diabetes does not always present with symptoms that are observable to the patient. Coupled with a lack of regular screening in a population with poor health seeking behaviour, it is not surprising that more than half of the people living with Diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa are undiagnosed. 

 

The celebration of World Diabetes Day, slated for November 14 every year, is an initiative by the IDF and WHO to bring awareness to the disease and push for initiatives to address Diabetes as a global health concern. 

 

To support this goal, we will be taking you through an overview of diabetes and how you can get help if you have it.  

 

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease that is characterised by the body's inability to either produce or utilise insulin to lower the levels of sugar in the blood. The body gets this sugar from food. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that works to break down this sugar so that the body can make use of the energy the sugar breakdown produces. Living with diabetes undiagnosed and consequently unmanaged could lead to several complications affecting the eyes, kidneys, lungs, heart, feet, and even skin.

What are the types of Diabetes?

Type 1 Diabetes 

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease more commonly seen in children and adolescents, even though it can develop at any age. Cells of the immune system attack the cells of the pancreas rendering it unable to produce insulin. It is also called insulin-dependent diabetes because people who live with it have to take insulin injections daily to manage it.

Type 2 Diabetes 

In Type 2 diabetes, the pancreas can produce insulin, but the body cannot use it. It usually develops later in life and is much more common than Type 1 diabetes. Management requires lifestyle modification and sometimes the use of oral drugs to keep blood sugar levels low. 

Gestational Diabetes 

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that only occurs when a woman is pregnant. It poses significant risks for both the mother and the baby but disappears once the baby is born. However, both mother and child have higher risks of developing type 2 diabetes in the future. 

What are the Risk Factors for Diabetes?

Diabetes does not have a single identifiable cause, but medical research experts have identified some factors that significantly increase the risk of developing the disease. 

 

These risk factors differ slightly depending on the type of diabetes being discussed. 

 

Type 1 Diabetes Risk Factors 

  • Family History 
  • Black Race 
  • Previous injury to the pancreas via surgery, trauma, etc 
  • Viral infection 

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factors 

  • Family History 
  • Black Race
  • Obesity 
  • More than 45 years of age 
  • Sedentary lifestyle 
  • Smoking 
  • History of heart disease or stroke 
  • High blood pressure

 

Gestational Diabetes Risk Factors 

  • Family History of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Black Race 
  • Obesity before pregnancy 
  • More than 25 years of age 

What are the Symptoms of Diabetes?

People do not always present with symptoms of diabetes until a test is done.

The symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Increased thirst and urination
  • Increased hunger and fatigue 
  • Unintended weight loss 
  • Blurry vision 
  • Dry mouth 
  • Itchy skin 

What are the Complications of Diabetes?

Unmanaged or mismanaged diabetes could lead to more severe complications across the systems of the body. Some of these include:

  • Depression 
  • Loss of hearing
  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma 
  • Diabetic Retinopathy (disease of the eye caused by diabetes that could lead to blindness)
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Coronary artery disease 
  • Kidney Failure 
  • Erectile Dysfunction 
  • Diabetic Foot Sores

How do Doctors Test for Diabetes?

A doctor can prescribe tests to confirm whether or not a person has diabetes. There are standard tests usually conducted to assess the level of sugar you have in your blood. These tests screen and confirm whether or not a person has diabetes. They are the random plasma glucose, fasting plasma glucose, HbA1c, and oral glucose tolerance tests. 

Random Plasma Glucose Test

This is a blood test done to assess the levels of blood glucose you typically have. Fasting is not required for this test. A random plasma glucose value equal to or greater than 200 mg/dL indicates that the person has Diabetes. 

Fasting Plasma Glucose 

This blood test requires the person taking it to abstain from food for at least 8 hours before taking the test. A value of 126 mg/dL confirms that the person used diabetes. 

 

HbA1c Test 

The HbA1c test is also known as the glycated haemoglobin test. It measures the amount of glucose bound to haemoglobin in the red blood cells. Haemoglobin is the protein in the red blood cells that transports carbon dioxide and oxygen to and from the lungs. 

It is also an excellent way to determine blood sugar levels over the past three months. 

This makes it the gold standard for testing for diabetes. 

 

People living with diabetes are advised to perform this test every three to six months. If their blood sugar level is uncontrolled, it should be done more frequently. 

 

Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)

The oral glucose tolerance test is a blood test for glucose that takes about 2 hours. It tests how the body responds to sugar.

The first blood sample is taken after about 8 to 10 hours of fasting. Then you'll be given a solution containing 75 grams of sugar. Two hours after this, your blood sample will be taken again. 

It is a screening test for diabetes. It confirms diabetes in pregnant women and prediabetes in people with a high fasting plasma glucose value but not high enough to meet the diagnosis for diabetes.

The Bottomline

If you have any of the risk factors for diabetes, you should discuss this with a doctor and get screened as soon as possible. 

The American Diabetes Association recommends that all adults older than the age of 45 should get screened for diabetes at least every 3 years regardless of their risk factor profile.

 

You can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. Eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables and exercise. Stop smoking. 

 

If you have already been diagnosed with diabetes, abide by these and other management plans your doctor may prescribe. If you do these and keep your blood sugar level low, you should be able to live a healthy life. 

 

Where to find help?

Thankfully, with Zuri Health, you can chat with a doctor and have laboratory tests done from the comfort of your home. 

Zuri Health offers virtual consultations and the option to have samples for diagnostics tests taken at home. 

Chat with Vera on WhatsApp at +234 913 000 6888 if you're in Nigeria or +254 756 551551 if you're in Kenya to start now! 

Zuri Health Wins Sankalp Africa Awards 2022

The Sankalp Africa Awards 2022 were held at the recent Sankalp Africa Summit held from 1st to 4th March 2022, and health-tech startup Zuri Health were announced as the winners. The first runners up were Ecodudu and the second runners up were Mobility for Africa. Zuri Health is a healthcare startup that was launched in January 2021in Nairobi, Kenya. Providing affordable and accessible healthcare solutions is at the heart of the company. So far, the healthcare company has managed to onboard over 250 doctors, has over 350000 SMS subscribers and has presence in 7 countries: Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Uganda, South Africa and Zambia.
"Founded in February 2020, our journey started with a vision. A vision for quality, affordable and on-demand healthcare for all with a simple swipe. We are creating an all-inclusive service that caters for all individuals with a mobile device, regardless of their location, health history and social status," Daisy Isiaho, Co-Founder of Zuri Health states. 
Considering that smartphone adoption in Sub-Saharan Africa is currently at 40% of total mobile phone owners, Zuri Health added extra functionality that would include the rest of the 60% that do not own smartphones or have internet access, ensuring that no one is left out. According to the Sankalp Africa Forum website, the 2022 Edition of Sankalp Africa Awards was looking for 'social entrepreneurs who are mainstreaming impact, are making a positive impact on society, gaining hands-on experience and networking with a global community.' Ikechukwu Anoke, CEO and Founder of Zuri Health, said,
"On behalf of Zuri Health, I would like to thank everyone involved in making us the Sankalp Africa Summit 2022 Award winners.  

Our goal is to democratize healthcare in Africa, to make basic primary healthcare accessible and affordable for all, through the means that are easiest for you, and awards like this remind us that we are on the right path and that our work means something to you too. 

The Sankalp Africa Awards celebrate outstanding social entrepreneurs that show innovation and to be placed on the same stage as other winners is any founder’s dream.

We value your support, we treasure your understanding, and we appreciate your patience. But most of all, we are so grateful to you for making us winners. We owe this one to you, and Glory be to God."

Zuri Health Launches Women’s Wellness Packages in Kenya and Nigeria

Zuri Health, who strongly believe in the right to access in healthcare for all, are sending an encouraging message this Women's Day and aiding more women in getting regular wellness checks, starting with the Basic, Standard and Comprehensive Wellness packages. The packages can be booked at zuri.health and the tests can be done in the comfort of the customer's home in Nairobi - Kenya, and in Lagos and Abuja in Nigeria. In Kenya, payment via insurance is also accepted. The packages are:

Kenya:

Nigeria:

The Wellness Packages are meant for the woman who wants to take charge of her life, who wants a simple check for peace of mind, the working woman, the "big girls", the mother who hasn't been for a checkup in a long time, for the well-rounded woman who has it all except the information on her health.  They are meant for every woman. Wellness checks are very important in detecting any health issues that may arise and get treatment in time, or to detect ones that are existing and recommend treatment options going forward.

Zuri Health Joins Africa Tech Summit As A Healthcare Partner

Zuri Health is a virtual healthcare assistant that connects patients to healthcare service providers through the use of mobile platforms including SMS, WAP and apps.
We aspire to provide world-class medical attention to all our clients through technology to provide:
Africa Tech Summit is a conference that brings together all the best in tech from Africa and beyond, and their 4th annual gathering is happening in Nairobi, Kenya. Zuri Health, as a healthcare partner, will be present at the Summit to provide Covid-19 testing services, through rapid antigen and PCR tests. The rapid antigen tests will be free and available for delegates attending the Summit who live in Kenya at Sankara Hotel Room 2001 from 9am-6pm on 22nd February 2022. The paid-for PCR test can be booked by delegates from Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia at covidtests.zuri.health or at the Zuri Health stand at the Sarit Expo Centre where the Summit is being held form the 23rd-24th February 2022. Delegates can choose their location before they travel to Nairobi and have the tests done from the comfort of their home or office before traveling into Nairobi, and also get a test done from their hotel or place of residence here  in Nairobi when departing from Kenya. For more information on booking a Covid-19 PCR test kindly email info@zuri.health and our booking manager will get back to you instantly. Zuri Health is also one of the 5 startups chosen to pitch to delegates who are mostly investors to share how we are democratizing healthcare in Africa, and forge future relationships. To know more about Zuri Health click this link.    

Zuri Health Launches Wellness Packages For Valentines

With the goal to encourage more men and women to be proactive and check their health status, we have launched amazing wellness packages to suit anyone's pocket in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. There are 3 types being offered this February and are available for either men or women here: Why are these wellness checks important? 1. Catch a disease in its early stage - so you can treat it and even stop it from getting worse. It also enable you to have a medical history so in future a doctor can assess if there has been any changes that they need to diagnose further. 2. Find out of you have risk factors - sometimes you do not always see the disease or condition blow up, most times there are sik factors that show doctors what condition they may likely evolve into. Wellness checks help doctors to determine any risk factors you might have and help prevent any condition from occurring in future. 3. Protect yourself - wellness checks enable doctors to advise on what medication or lifestyle changes you need to take or make to improve your health. 4. Find a condition - you might have already developed a condition before the wellness 5. It's cheaper in the long run - catching a condition or risk factors earlier on will save you from spending a fortune in the future if a disease advances to the next stage and more serious medical procedures or medication are required. The greatest advantage of our wellness packages is that we come to you wherever you are so you do not need to move around with your probably busy schedules, and you can pay via a preferred means. To book a package for yourself or someone you love, go to valentines.zuri.health.

Zuri Health CEO’s Letter to Investors for 2021

Dear Valued Investors,

A happy 2022 to you all and I wish you a great year ahead!

It has been a significant month at Zuri as we just celebrated one year since launching. We kicked it off with a team strategy meeting and in-depth analysis of our product to plan out the coming months.

Our Achievements

Here is a review of our 2021 operations and I will highlight a few of our milestones:

  • Crossed 300k subscribers on SMS

  • Set up testing partnerships in 8 countries

  • 5000+ app downloads

  • Over 45,000 patient-doctor interactions on SMS

  • 15+ Telco partnerships

  • 22 staff member strong

  • 3 awards

  • Live in 7 countries

  • Joined Founders Factory Africa

Our 2022 Focus

Our 2021 was very impactful and growth-encouraging and our plans are to double this growth by over 200 percent in 2022, as we are focused on building our team with better systems that will enable us to achieve these goals.

We have identified areas where we would need to fine-tune in other to meet our 2022 goals:

  • Our technology operations

  • Our speed of execution

  • Our processes and system

  • Our onboarding of new talent

  • Our fundraising strategy

  • Our storytelling

I would like to take this opportunity to wholeheartedly thank you for your kind corporation, to apologize if we did not meet any of your expectations or give feedback on time, but I do encourage you to keep investing in us in the future as well.

I look forward to meeting each one of you at your earliest convenience to discuss our 2022 plans in detail.

Kind regards,

Ikechukwu Anoke Let's talk: ikechukwu@zuri.health Founder - Zuri Health

Meet the Zuri Health Founders

Launched in January 2021, Zuri Health aims to improve access to healthcare in Africa through mobile phone applications and services. It was an idea borne by Ikechukwu (Iyke) Anoke (in the image on the right) and Daisy Isiaho (left). Iyke's motivation to start the healthcare company was very personal. The first scenario was the birth of his first child, Zuri. His wife was in labour and the pregnancy had complications at that time and their doctor was unavailable. Their (private) hospital could not even give them a replacement to deal with the complication, as they claimed they had no access to Iyke's wife's medical history. The second scenario was when Iyke himself wasn't feeling well, and his wife, a medical doctor by profession, encouraged him to stay home while she called for someone to come take medical tests from his home. He had his results given to him over phone in less than 2 days. This sparked a thought: how amazing it would be for patients get access to healthcare from the comfort of their home, get medical prescriptions delivered, get their results without ever having to step into a hospital, and have a medical history on a digital platform that will be easy for any doctor they consult to see as long as the patient approves access to it. Daisy's story was personal too. When Covid hit Kenya, she was forced to work from home. Her mother, a medical doctor, had to leave home everyday to go and consult with patients, give prescriptions and take tests. This was worrying for Daisy who feared her mother would catch Covid-19. She wondered if there was a way to take these consultations, tests and prescriptions onto an online or mobile platform. These two ideas collided and so Zuri Health was born. Here's more about the founders: Ikechukwu Anoke
A serial entrepreneur disrupting the sub-Saharan tech space. He is also the founder and CEO of Play Group Limited, with over 17 years in the Africa continent working as a senior executive with multicultural teams at award-winning fintech Sacco, and BrandLife Marketing Agency. Back in 2011, at the age of 27, he was named the Group CEO of MTech Communications PLC one of Africa’s Leading Mobile VAS Companies where he successfully led the company to become the biggest content aggregator in Africa with over 5000 music titles and market leader status in Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia and Rwanda.
Daisy Isiaho
With a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science, she is a strong commercial leader with a track record in strategic thinking, new business development, commercial execution and people development in the Tech sector having served in various capacities at Mesozi Group and Cloud9xp. She was among the top 40 selected into Future Females Business School Healthtech Programme.
With Zuri Health, users can subscribe as either health providers such as hospitals, doctors and pharmacies, or as patients. The platform has a mobile app on Android and iOS, and also has a USSD platform to enable easier and diverse access to healthcare. It is currently available in 7 countries, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa and Zambia.
As of January 2022, Zuri Health has grown to over 4000+ app downloads,  400,000+ SMS service subscribers, 35000+ SMS engagements with doctors, 15+ Telco partners across Africa, 250+ Doctors, 9 Pharmacies, 22 Labs & Diagnostic centres onboarded, and a community of over 72,000 followers across all social media platforms. What is the Zuri Health advantage? Watch here:
You can access all Zuri Health services on www.zuri.health.
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