Like every other month, La Ruche Health is progressing towards making access to healthcare the norm for all.

In product-related news, we’ve integrated our new AI bot, tentatively “Uzima, This AI assistant will be the first touch point for patients seeking to be connected to primary care teams via Whatsapp, Facebook & Instagram & SMS.

In team-related news, we’re excited to welcome Peter & Louis, 2 interns from the University of Chicago, to the on-site team. Both will support various pilots across the country and volunteer time to the CHU de Treichville’s Oncology ward.

Lastly, we will be focusing more on online visibility with the introduction of our new, incredibly talented & bilingual community manager, Cassandra Mensah. Stay tuned for really engaging content coming down the pipeline!

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This month La Ruche Health graduated from Google for Start-ups Accelerator Programme. Many great learnings were obtained and we look forward to the journey ahead!

Our team also reached a huge milestone securing a new partnership with U.S. AID, allowing us to further our mission to make healthcare accessible to all.

CEO Rory Assandey led a fantastic talk on Global Health with students from The University of Chicago during the month.

This month saw us crowned in the Top 3 Finalists for this year’s APNI Lion’s Den Competition. Thank you for all who voted for us! We’re extremely grateful for our prize winnings and the new Dogpatch Labs residency we now have in Dublin.

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This month our Dev Team is optimizing a new Patient Engagement feature in partnership with Landbot and WhatsApp.

La Ruche Health partner, The Addis Clinic, is supporting us through a beta testing program with Kenyan-based public healthcare teams. Reviews to follow!

We continue to focus on product through partnerships and a tight feedback loop — and stay on the lookout for health organizations with socially driven missions to participate in pilots where costs are absorbed through grants, please direct any referrals to partners@laruche.health

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Another extremely busy but rewarding month, kicking off with commencing the Google for Start-Ups Accelerator Programme.

We interviewed many fantastic Public Health internship candidates from The University of Chicago ahead of our on-site pilot programs trip to Cote d’Ivoire this summer.

Co-founder Rory was thrilled to mentor at the Techstars Start Up Weekend Women Dublin. Sharing many of his entrepreneurial learnings with the female-led businesses attending. One of the teams he mentored even managed to win the overall prize for the weekend! A very rewarding month all round.

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This was truly a month to remember, as La Ruche Health was accepted to the competitive Google for Start-Ups Accelerator program — representing the very first Ivorian company to do so!

A key motivator for applying to this particular program was to gain access to Google’s cloud services and machine-learning expert engineers.

Paul and Rory look forward to all of the learnings ahead! Here’s to the class of 2022!

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The CI tour continues: Rory and Moustapha secured meetings with Ivorian Minister for Health, Pierre Dimba, and Honourary Consul, George Angah Miessi to discuss La Ruche Health’s plans to support public health initiatives throughout Côte d’Ivoire.

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