Ghanaian Health App, Talamus Health Has Won An Award In South Africa


The Ghanaian founders of Talamus Health are overjoyed to have their healthcare platform adjudged this year’s winner of the “Most Scalable Solution” at the just ended International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World Awards 2018.

The event, held in Durban, South Africa, was organized by the United Nations and ITU Telecom to accelerate ICT innovation for social and economic development through exhibiting solutions, sharing knowledge and networking.

Talamus Health scooped the top award from more than 200 entrants seeking recognition as the most promising innovative solution with social impact.

Talamus Health was represented by its Ghana Country Lead, Joshua Owusu-Ansah, who said “Making it into the shortlisted group of 16 was an achievement, and when I heard we had been selected to the top 4, I knew that the judges had seen the value of Talamus, which is improving healthcare delivery across Africa. This award is a validation of our mission to reduce the burden of accessing healthcare. ”

Talamus Health rose above stiff competition from two other finalists in this category, Ologa of Mozambique and Dropque Limited of Nigeria, to scoop the award aimed at recognizing the most promising innovative solution with social impact, whether as an SME or within a larger company.

In the finals, Mr. Owusu-Ansah and the 3 gold winners from the top 4 categories delivered live pitches before a panel of judges comprising serial entrepreneurs and industry leaders, as well as dignitaries and an audience made up of officials, exhibitors, other finalist and event attendees.

While many current ICT solutions only digitize a part of the healthcare experience, Talamus stands out because it creates scalable micro healthcare communities on a seamless and secure cloud-based platform. As an integrated and easily accessed cyber marketplace, Talamus improves access and sharing among healthcare providers like pharmacies, laboratories, medical imaging – as well as clinics and hospitals. At the same time, it gives patients more power over their healthcare choices and decisions.

Talamus Health participated in the ICT event at the behest of Ghana’s Communications Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, who addressed the 2018 Telecom World Conference and Exhibition to promote the government of Ghana’s digitization agenda to potential investors, calling on them to assist the West African country and other nations to showcase innovations taking place in their countries.

Dr. Murisiku Raifu, the founder and CEO of Talamus Health, has welcomed the Ghana government’s support for start-ups. He believes that receiving this award for Most Scalable Solution will demonstrate Ghana’s capacity to innovate and address pressing challenges for the continent. Talamus Health is currently seeking investment to expand beyond their current successes in Southern and West Africa.

The ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs), driving innovation in ICTs and ITU Telecom, part of the ITU, organizes ITU Telecom World, to accelerate ICT innovation for social and economic development through exhibiting solutions, sharing knowledge and networking.

Talamus is a healthcare service delivery platform that connects healthcare providers and patients with real-time collaboration and communication, ensuring better healthcare outcomes. The platform is easy to use and accessible through mobile devices, where it is driving the new age of healthcare in Africa.

The company has offices in Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, and the USA. The app is available for download on both the ios and android stores.

Below are images from the event:

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