Africa’s Healthtech & Data Backbone

Helium Health is on a mission to accelerate Africa's transition to a technology and data driven healthcare sector. We are advancing universal health coverage by providing a suite of full-service solutions for all healthcare stakeholders in emerging markets

  • 470+

    Facilities Live
    as of Mar 2021
  • 7,000+

    Medical Professionals
    as of Mar 2021
  • 290,000+

    Patient Encounters Per
    Month as of Mar 2021
About Us
We are building critical infrastructure to strengthen Africa's health systems – from outpatient clinics and teaching hospitals, to governments and donor agencies

Since 2016, Helium Health has taken hospitals, clinics and other health facilities digital almost instantly using our flagship Electronic Medical Records/Hospital Management Information System (EMR/HMIS) product. Now, our intuitive and versatile suite of technologies is enabling Providers utilize telemedicine and receive additional financing, Payers validate beneficiaries and process claims quicker, Patients take control of their care, and other Partners receive unprecedented epidemiological insights and real-world evidence, all resulting in significantly better quality of care.

Today, Helium Health is the #1 healthcare technology provider in West Africa, facilitating hundreds of thousands of encounters each month across the region. And we are just getting started. We are inspired by a vision of a connected healthcare ecosystem across Africa that simplifies health access, making it easy for patients to get the care they need when they need it. We are dedicated to empowering all healthcare stakeholders with the actionable data and tools with which they can make informed decisions and transform global health. We are on a mission to make world-class healthcare a reality for the 6 billion people in emerging markets, and we're determined to deliver this future.

Our Values
  • Simplicity

    Our products and services are designed with simplicity in mind, to meet people wherever they are and add value to their operations

  • Boldness

    We believe excellent healthcare for all Africans is within reach. Thus, we look beyond staggering limitations, take smart risks and make tough decisions in fearless pursuit of this future

  • Innovation

    Entrenched problems require creativity to solve them, and we are up to the task. We take on the biggest challenges in healthcare with resourcefulness, passion and extreme attention to detail

  • Thoughtfulness

    We are intentional about every action we take, every product feature we release, and every collaboration we foster because we strive to deliver the best experience to the patients, providers, payers and other partners in our network

Our Journey

Jan 2016

We're incorporated as “OneMedical”

Apr 2016

Our first pilot launches in Lagos, Nigeria

Aug 2016

We are awarded a prize for promising startups by the President of Nigeria at Aso Villa Demo Day

Dec 2016

We win the Etisalat Prize for Innovation

May 2017

We are accepted into Y Combinator and we rebrand to “Helium Health”

Sept 2017

Our $2M Seed Round is closed with participation from top VC firms across the globe

Jan 2018

We launch our EMR product widely to great adoption by private and public facilities across Nigeria

June 2018

We secure our first state-wide contract with the Akwa Ibom Ministry of Health

Oct 2018

Helium Health and MedicPlus, a leading EMR provider in Nigeria, become one

Mar 2019

Our market dominance is established and we become the largest EMR provider in West Africa

May 2019

We acquire SmartDoctor, another EMR player

May 2020

Our $10M Series A Round is closed with participation from top VC firms across the globe

Our Leadership

Goke Olubusi

Co-founder & CEO

Goke is one of Africa's finest entrepreneurs at the forefront of technology disruptions across Africa. A Johns Hopkins University alumni and previously an engineer at eBay, PayPal and Goldman Sachs in the U.S., Goke has a penchant for solving tough problems. He served on the founding team of Africa's leading social network with 30m+ users and received multiple honors/awards from Forbes, Chevron, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, etc.

Tito Ovia

Co-founder & Head, Public Sector Growth

Tito Ovia wants to change the world by making it easier for people to access better quality healthcare. She has a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Manchester and has spent time helping organisations like Orbis and Lagos State AIDS Control Agency. Tito uses her invaluable experience to help Helium Health accelerate Africa's transition to a technology-driven healthcare system.

Dimeji Sofowora

Co-founder & CFO

Dimeji is a lawyer with strong business acumen. He has experience in the legal & financial sectors, working with top firms such as Goldman Sachs. Dimeji obtained an LLB degree from the University of Leeds and an LLM from Queen Mary University of London.

Chichi Offodile


Chichi is an expert at designing and implementing operational strategies that drive business value. She brings more than 15 years of experience working at EMC/Dell, Deloitte and is now responsible for transforming and overseeing operations at Helium Health. Her experience and leadership have been focused on developing and delivering technology-driven business services and solutions, client services and driving operational efficiency.

Dami Sonoiki

Chief Product & Data Officer

Dami has led data analytics, product design and development in emerging markets. He led the development of data and analytics at Cars45 and Global Health Informatics at eHealth. He has an Executive MBA from the European School of Management and Technology, an MSc in Geographic Information Science from the University College London and a BSc in Surveying and Geoinformatics from the University of Lagos. He is also a Chartered Geomatics Professional and a Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Ralph Oluwole

Head, Private Sector Growth

Ralph leads the Private Sector Growth Team at Helium Health. An invaluable member of the Helium Health team, a larger than life team player and calculated risk-taker, he has spent years helping teams at Access Bank, Gadroville Constructions and Mobinatrics achieve their organizational objectives. Ralph holds a BSc in Mass Communications from Redeemer's University and is well versed in the art of sales and marketing.

Oghenetega Otojare

Head, Product

Oghenetega is an experienced product manager with a passion for bringing products to market and building teams. With a BS.c degree in Computer Science and Technology from Crawford University, he cut his teeth at AllCAD Consult Limited and Precise Financial Systems by helping to create a smooth customer experience for their users. His systematic approach to product development has helped cement Helium Health's products as the most user-friendly on the continent.

Chukwuma Okoroafor

Head, Legal

Chukwuma is a lawyer, with experience in corporate/commercial law, technology transactions, emerging and high growth companies, product counseling, and impact investing. He obtained his LL.B from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi Ghana and holds a Masters of Law (LL.M.) degree in Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship from the Cornell Law School. Chukwuma has worked on tech ecosystem projects with Mastercard, Cooley LLP, and Gunderson Dettmer. Also, he is a Chartered Arbitrator.

Ifeoluwa Olokode

Head, Partnerships

A biology nerd turned technology enthusiast, Ifeoluwa has managed client and partner relations at startups in New York, London and Lagos. With her aptitude for uncovering areas of synergy across departments and companies, she has overseen the negotiation and execution of several partnerships which have yielded hundreds of thousands of dollars in patient capital and revenue. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts.

Ijeoma Oyeyinka

Head, HR

Ijeoma is an experienced Talent Manager and Management Consultant with a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Ibadan. She began her career at Phillips Consulting and was most recently the Head of Talent Management at Troyka Nigeria. Ijeoma improves Helium's business by developing, cascading and monitoring talent strategy, and structuring integrated HR systems for company-wide deployment. She loves #TeamDCU movies, Do-It-Yourself projects and pancakes.

Jean Kyula

Country Manager, Kenya

Jean is a medical doctor who is passionate about using digital health to improve quality of care. With her MBChB from the University of Glasgow, she began her professional career in the NHS. She has worked on projects with GIZ, MSK, Rockefeller, Ministries of Health and County governments. She led and successfully completed submission calls during the COVID-19 pandemic response and is a Certified Professional Trainer and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

Oluwatobiloba Banwo

Head, Private Sector Strategy

Oluwatobiloba has a wealth of experience in the development and execution of business strategy with particular expertise in product management, product analysis, design and development. Her career experience has been built around driving growth at Interswitch, Hygeia HMO and Stanbic IBTC. At these organizations, she was able to seal various strategic partnerships and help to expand the organisations reach and market share.

Ugo Iwuchukwu

Brand & Communications Manager

Ugo has a passion for helping businesses speak to their audience. He started his career working in social media communications for some of Nigeria's highest-grossing films at EbonyLife Media and has helped different multinational brands define their digital communication strategies. Ugo has a BSc in International Relations from Covenant University.

Our Investors and Partners

We're proudly backed by industry leading investors and partners.

In the media

"Helium Health provides vital digitized healthcare services such as electronic medical records, hospital management and insurance, billing, and analytics software for the continent's top medical providers and services."

- Forbes, 2018

"Paper medical records can cost lives but Helium is making them a thing of the past with its “rugged” electronic medical records system for Africa."

- Tech Crunch, 2018

"Hospitals partnering with OneMedical in this early stage are seeing results such as shorter patient wait times and decreased workload for medical staff."

- Johns Hopkins, 2018

"Helium Health wants to be the all-in-one electronic medical record for hospitals across West Africa."

- Business Insider, 2018

“Helium Health offers a suite of products and services for electronic health records management.”

- CNBC, 2019

"Helium is noted for having a hassle-free platform that brings 10X efficiency to patient records and hospital management."

- Inc, 2018

"Helium Health, founded in 2015, raised $2 million, making it the best-funded new generation health-tech in Nigeria."

- Stears Business, 2018

Helium Health is headquartered in Lagos, with offices in Abuja, Uyo, Oyo, Kano & San Francisco.

Learn More About Our Solutions

For Providers

Helium Health gives healthcare providers a comprehensive suite of technology solutions dedicated to managing every aspect of healthcare delivery, from electronic medical records and telemedicine, to administration and financial management.

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For Patients

Take charge of your healthcare with our patient solutions. View your personal health records, prescriptions and lab results. Connect with your health team via telemedicine, find new healthcare providers, access loans to pay for your care, and much more.

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For Payers

Our robust solutions introduce data, transparency and cost efficiency to health financing, enabling funders of all types—from HMOs to Donor Agencies—seamlessly and confidently pay for healthcare

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For Partners

We provide partners who care about accelerating universal health coverage with the information, insights and tools to gather real world evidence and make important decisions such as allocating resources, managing population health or creating smart policy.

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