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.

We bring tests patients need. Directly to the doctor's 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.

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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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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

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


Kevin Otieno

Director Umoja 3 Medical Centre

I was able to acquire a diagnostic device at a lower cost through their installment plan. I'm now offering more tests and better health care within my community through Ilara Health

We focus on what matters

Our diagnostics target the conditions that cause 80% of patient visit 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.

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Our team

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


Institutional Investors

Institutional Investors

Esther Dyson

23andMe, Yandex, Meetup

Nijhad Jamal

Moja Capital, ex BlackRock, Acumen

Aadil Mamujee

Musha Ventures

Selma Ribica

AfricInvest, Lebara Money, M-Pesa

Shakir Merali

LGT Impact, ex Abraaj

Media about Ilara Health


Ilara Health, a Kenya-based health tech startup has raised $3.75-million in a Series A funding round led by TLcom Capital with contribution from DOB Equity, Global Ventures, and Chandaria Capital

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Ilara Health, a Kenya-based health tech startup has received $1.1-million in grant funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The funding will be used to improve maternal health outcomes in the country

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Nairobi-based Ilara Health, that’s working to make healthcare diagnostics services more accessible, affordable and accurate in Africa, has raised $735,000 in a seed round with participation from local and foreign venture capital firms. The investment round has participation from Nairobi-based Shaka VC, Chandaria Capital, the venture capital arm of Chandaria Industries, Villgro Kenya as well as […]

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Nairobi-based healthtech startup Ilara Health has raised $735 000 in seed funding from a group of angel investors and venture capital (VC) firms. The angel investors that participated in the deal include Esther Dyson, Nijhad Jamal, Aadil Mamujee, former director of the Africinvest Innovation Fund Selma Ribica, and Shakir Merali.

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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.