Deal Street

African Startup Funding Tracker

$3,135,083,000+

*Data updated daily at 18:00 EAT

Nigerian Startup HelpMum Secures USD 250 K Grant
Nigerian Startup HelpMum Secures USD 250 K Grant

Healthcare social enterprise, HelpMum, has received a USD 250 K grant from the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation to facilitate the administration of vaccines in Nigeria. The funding will be used to deploy its artificial intelligence product, ADVISER, which was developed in partnership with researchers from Vanderbilt University.

HelpMum’s first products were the clean birth kits it sells in semi-rural and rural communities and the vaccination tracking system, which helps mothers track their children’s vaccination needs. HelpMum plans to improve vaccination rates across Nigeria.