September 21, 2020: Lifebank, a Nigerian health-tech startup, has expanded its operations into Kenya. The company revealed on its LinkedIn page.
Prior to this, Lifebank had been running its operations only in Nigeria. A new website has been launched for Kenya operations. It aims to save 990,000 more lives as it expands to Kenya.
LifeBank founded in 2015 by Temie Giwa-Tubosun is headquartered in Yaba, Lagos.
Formerly known as One Percent Project, LifeBank was founded by Giwa-Tubosun as a medtech startup to end blood shortage in Nigeria. The founding was reportedly inspired by the complications surrounding the birth of Temie’s first child.
Over 400 children die in Nigeria daily, i.e, 760,000 annually due to a shortage in blood supply.
LifeBank also delivers vital medical supplies such as oxygen, drugs and medical samples for patients.
In November 2019, LifeBank secured a $250,000 funding after winning Jack Ma’s Netpreneur Prize. The startup had earlier won a $50,000 funding from the Johnson & Johnson Africa Innovation Challenge 2.0.
It plans to do this by increasing access to blood banks, oxygen as well as other critical medical supplies in Nigeria and Kenya.