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#cocreate2ACCELERATE announces deal between SA startup Santerno, MEDx

South African startup Santerno Health & Wellness has signed an agreement to partner with Dutch healthtech startup MEDx eHealthCenter on a healthtech pilot, Duthc initiative #cocreate2ACCELERATE announced in a press release today.

The partnership is the first tangible outcome of the #cocreate2ACCELERATE programme, an initiative of the Dutch Consul in South Africa which aims to link Dutch and SA startups.

Read more: Dutch consulate announces names of startups for #cocreate2ACCELERATE 2017

The pilot aims to demonstrate how the MEDx Care integrated health technology can make a difference in the simplification of health processes.

“We are excited about the partnership between Santerno and MEDx. Both organisations share the common belief that healthcare should and can be made both accessible and affordable,” Shongy Mahlo, managing director of Santerno Health and Wellness, said.

The partnership is the first tangible outcome of the #cocreate2ACCELERATE programme which aims to link Dutch and SA startups

The black-owned company is just over a year old and employs four full-time people and over 200 part-time employees.

MEDx eHealthCenter plans to be the first digital hospital offering data driven care to the communities in emerging and developing countries. The digital hospital is a community based platform that connects healthcare providers, healthcare seekers and families in an innovative environment and enables access, acquisition and payment of healthcare services.

“South Africa has a desperate need for quality healthcare that is affordable, especially at the low end of the market. As Santerno, we believe that it should be possible to leverage technology to make this possible. With the MEDx eHealth Center platform, this aspiration is now possible” said Mahlo.

She added that the two companies have already identified a number of pilot projects that they will jointly work on over the coming weeks.

The programme concludes tomorrow (8 September) and will include presentations by participants on the progress achieved in the programme.

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