Our Story

I started Sila Health in 2019 as an AI-powered health service after my mother fell ill in the Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo. Complications related to a relatively manageable condition (megaloblastic anemia) had gone misdiagnosed several times in the city’s under-resourced public health institutions, nearly costing her her life until she sought private care. 

 

Unfortunately her story is one of many across Africa where doctor-patient ratios are an average 1:5000 and low income levels mean quality healthcare is out of reach for many even as the continent’s internet growth and mobile payment adoption rates continue to outstrip the world. I saw an opportunity to connect millions of uninsured patients to healthcare providers on existing chat apps while helping them manage and find information on easily treatable conditions instantly on our platform just as my mother does. 

 

Today we help thousands of Africans and their governments affordably bridge health gaps at scale and we are connecting the continent’s growing telemedicine industry to its first billion customers.

Babusi Nyoni, co-founder

Our Team

We are a cross-functional, agile team with a proven track record, diverse skillsets, and vision to succeed.

As CEO, Babusi has over a decade of experience in building products that solve Africa’s most pressing problems. A Booking.com and Thomson Reuters Labs alumnus, Babusi also consults with the United Nations Refugee Agency and serves on the technology advisory board of CIFF, the Children's Investment Fund Foundation. Phillen Maqhuzu is an epidemiologist focused on evidence-based practice and health policy implementation in Africa and beyond. Our local staff gather critical research and insights and help our product team contextualise its tools.

Tichaona Makonese

Tichaona Makonese

Advisory Board Member

Tichaona Makonese

Advisory Board Member
Saidah Nash-Carter

Saidah Nash-Carter

Advisory Board Member

Saidah Nash-Carter

Advisory Board Member
Stefan Germann

Stefan Germann

Advisory Board Member

Stefan Germann

Advisory Board Member
Dr. Hassan Mshinda

Dr. Hassan Mshinda

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Hassan Mshinda

Advisory Board Member
Babusi Nyoni

Babusi Nyoni

Chief Executive Officer

Babusi Nyoni

Chief Executive Officer
Phillen Maqhuzu

Phillen Maqhuzu

Lead Data Analyst

Phillen Maqhuzu

Lead Data Analyst
Lisa Ndongwe

Lisa Ndongwe

Medical Researcher

Lisa Ndongwe

Medical Researcher
Kuda Chiremba

Kuda Chiremba

Director of Operations

Kuda Chiremba

Director of Operations
Nkosinomusa Nyoni

Nkosinomusa Nyoni

Customer Success Manager

Nkosinomusa Nyoni

Customer Success Manager
Robert Scott

Robert Scott

Technology

Robert Scott

Technology

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Our Mission

Connecting people across Africa to healthcare, on any mobile device

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Email: hello@sila.health
Phone: +31 64 773 6885

Disclaimers

Information is not a complete description of benefits. Call +31 64 773 6885 for more information. Limitations and restrictions may apply. Plan performance is assessed each year and may change from one year to the next. Benefits, subscription premiums, and/or surcharges may change on January 1 of each year. The formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.
Last Updated: 29/03/2021

Sila Health is registered in Zimbabwe as a private limited company. ZIMRA tax clearance No. 0200292630

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