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Cameroonian healthtech startup Waspito has raised a USD 2.7 Mn seed funding round to grow its user base in its home market and expand to Ivory Coast. The funding comes from Launch Africa Ventures, Newtown Partners via the Imperial Venture Fund, BLOC Smart Africa, Orange Ventures, Saviu Ventures, Plug and Play, and BringCom.
Waspito connects users with medical doctors via instant video consultations from their smartphones. It also provides mobile laboratory services, with a lab technician collecting samples from a user’s home and results received digitally. Waspito also plans to expand its service offering, as it strives to connect Africa’s health ecosystem online to relieve the shortage of medical doctors and other health system challenges across the African continent.