Next Health Accelerator program offers 6 months of opportunity assessment, product development, acquisition marketing, network access and expert mentoring for selected startups with a focus on regional expansion and product adoption and integration in existing value chains.

USD 15,000 OF SEED FUNDING
20+ EXPERIENCED MENTORS
10+ STARTUPS PER COHORT

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Research Paper: Reusable Pads Industry in Africa

Africa counts around 350 million girls and women of reproductive age who live with less than $1.90 a day. For women and girls in that population, period poverty is still a significant issue, with comprehensive daily implications. They are unable to afford costly menstrual hygiene products leading to unhealthy period management practices, such as use of rags, feathers, and leaves. They also face strong cultural stigmas and biases relating to m...

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[Video] What is Next Health Accelerator ?

Hear about the Next Health Accelerator (NHA) from the co-founder, acceleration manager, an international mentor, a partner investor and an accelerated startup in their own words. This video, in English and French, provides a glimpse into the who, what, where, and why of Next Health Accelerator. If you’re thinking of applying, please watch! We open recruitment for the next NHA cohort in November 2021!  https://youtu.be/NSziCY_...

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The startups

We selected the first cohort of 10 female-founded or co-led startups for their focus on increasing equitable access to sexual and reproductive health in Africa. These impact driven startups are from 8 countries: The DRC, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, and Uganda. Over the next six months, we will embolden these startups to increase their scale and influence in order to fulfill the unmet SRH needs of millions of women and girls across Africa.