Nigeria’s Wellahealth named among the 2022 most impactful companies
Wellahealth has been named among the 100 most impactful companies by the Norrsken Foundation. The health-tech organisation was one of the two Nigerian companies that made the list, which included foremost startups from across the globe.
On the significance of the list, Norrsken stated that the Impact100 is an annual list of the world’s most promising impact startups, and highlights the power of entrepreneurship to drive positive change and to celebrate the individuals brave enough to try and change the world for the better.
Norrsken added that the conditional question for consideration and selection had been; “What if we build a cutting-edge digital health platform for the largest Country in Africa?”
Launched by Ikpeme Neto in 2017, Wellahealth provides Nigerians with affordable healthcare coverage for common health conditions such as malaria, typhoid and viral illnesses. Targeting lower-income households, Wellahealth partners with healthcare providers and insurance suppliers to reduce the cost of medical care.
Speaking on Wellahealth’s selection as one of the most impactful companies, Neto said, “We are so delighted to be selected as part of the Norrsken Foundation’s Impact 100.”
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“We are glad that Norrsken has recognized our work to provide affordable and accessible healthcare via our low-cost health plans that start at just a dollar a month and the work we do with insurers to enable them to access a large range of community locations where their patients can go in to get medications and tests.”
Wellahealth is currently serving 10,000 patients monthly and is committed to increasing that and providing access to affordable healthcare for millions of Nigerians
Joseph Okoroafor, the company’s marketing and communications lead, added that they are open to working with impact organizations to achieve these goals.
The Impact 100 is an annual list compiled by Norrsken Foundation, a non-profit, non-political foundation committed to helping entrepreneurs solve the world’s greatest challenges.
For this year’s nominations, Norrsken collaborated with Acumen, The Obama Foundation, Katapult, Unreasonable, Softbank, World Fund, SEIF, BMW Foundation, amongst others. The companies selected were showcased on the NASDAQ billboard in New York City’s Times Square. Other organizations listed alongside Wellahealth include BanQu, Esusu, Farmforce and SpaceX.