Affordable technology-powered diagnostics for Africa

Ilara Health makes common diagnostics accessible and affordable to the 500 million people in Africa who today struggle to access even basic blood tests.

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We bring tests patients need. Directly to the doctors office.

We partner with companies using robotics and AI to lower the cost of diagnostics, integrate their devices into our tech platform, and sell this bundle to doctors with financing.

Our Solution

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AI and tech-powered diagnostic equipment

Our devices cost a fraction of what typical devices cost and doctors pay only 10-20% upfront with financing partners covering 80-90% via loans.

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Faster access to the tests doctors need

Tests are completed in the doctor’s office with results available in less than 10 minutes.

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Software to digitise the doctor's office

Our software links diagnostic devices with an electronic medical record (EMR) system that records all patient data. It also sends customized health tips and reminders to patients based on their condition.

Benefits for doctors

Better Care:

Optimal treatment guided by evidence

Faster turnaround time:

Results in 10 minutes vs. 1-2 days

More revenue:

Broader test range using FDA/CE-approved devices previously not available

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Benefits for patients

Affordable tests:

Cost less than traditional labs

Faster turnaround time:

Do not spend time and money visiting far away labs

Better quality care:

Patient records are stored for higher quality follow-up visits

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Ilara Health Customer

Dr. Boniface Ndamiano, Bodaki Medical Centre

Ilara Health helped me acquire new diagnostic equipment at a much lower price. I can now offer more tests, make more money and most importantly, offer better care to my patients.

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We focus on what matters

Our diagnostics target the conditions that cause 80% of patient visits to primary care clinics.

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The biggest killers in Africa but are largely preventable with accurate, timely diagnosis and treatment.

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Non-communicable diseases

Diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease affect 20%+ of Kenyan adults.

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Maternal and child care

Africa has the world's worst maternal and newborn health outcomes, but many promising new innovations exist.

Our team

Ilara Health was founded by entrepreneurs and investors with multidisciplinary skills in medicine, distribution, software and sales.

CEO, Co-founder

Emilian Popa

Former MD at Rocket Internet. 10+ years of launching, growing and exiting 20+ tech ventures in Africa and globally. Columbia MBA.

COO, Co-founder

Amaan Banwait

Former GM of Werlabs (diagnostics start-up in the UK), HIV scale up at the Clinton Foundation, Bain consultant. Wharton MBA.

VP Sales, Co-founder

Hannes Eckmayr

Former Sales VP for Pawame (Kenyan off-grid solar company); has built 150+ people sales teams in difficult geographies. MSc & BSc.

Medical Director

Dr. Matiko Riro

Kenyan doctor, former consultant to World Bank, Lancet Labs, Kenya’s Ministry of Health. MD, MSc, PhD Candidate.

We would love to hear from you

Whether you have a question about our devices, software, need a demo, or anything else, our team is ready to answer all your questions.

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