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Medsaf uses the latest medication supply chain management tools, and tracking and tracing technology to tackle the fake and substandard drug problem in Africa. Medsaf saves lives using technology! 
Medsaf utilizes technology to make the process of buying and managing medication easy, and efficient. We provide value-added services to hospitals and pharmacies; safe medications, inventory management applications, financial services and tech enabled logistics partners. We track and trace medications from source to end user. We aggregate data from medications sales, scarce and in-demand medications, as well as locations and purchasing habits to help manufacturers and other health care stakeholders improve their offerings to Africa

What Problem Are They Solving?

In emerging markets like Nigeria, over 70% of medications are imported into the country. Due to poor infrastructure, uncontrolled borders, regulatory issues and parallel market dominance; fake and substandard medications are commonplace. Regular people cannot trust the medications they need.
Patients die from fake and substandard medications at alarming rates. 

📍 Location

Lagos, Nigeria

⚙️ Product Stage


🏭 Industries

B2B, Hospital Services, Marketplaces, SaaS

🤑 Fundraising Status

Considering raising

💸 Total Funding Range To Date


🙌 Founder Demographics

Female founder, Minority founder

Big Wins

  • Partnered with the largest and most ethical pharmaceutical companies to distribute medications. 
  • Partnered with the largest health insurance company in Africa to offer our services to their hospitals. 
  • 400+ hospitals and pharmacies sign up to use the Medsaf service. 
  • Covered by Reuters and BBC for our work in the pharma industry in Africa. 
  • Created the first "Pay as you Go" financing option for drug procurement in Nigeria. 
  • Invited by the Nigerian government to pitch at competitions in South Korea, Paris, and across Nigeria. 
  • Won Most Impactful Company at the 2017 International Conference on Telecommunications in South Korea 
  • Won Best Female founded company at the Seedstars World Competition. 
  • Won Best Female founded company in Africa via Roland Berger and Women in Africa initiative. 

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Vivian Nwakah


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