Ghana: Dennis Addo solves blood products’ access challenges with Wala Digital Health

By : Melchior Koba

Date : mercredi, 19 octobre 2022 14:27

The trained physician is a tech enthusiast and serial entrepreneur. From 2011 to date, he has founded three healthtech ventures. 

Dennis Addo (photo) is a Ghanaian physician and entrepreneur. He is also the founder and CEO of health tech start-up Wala Digital Health, which he launched in 2019. 

His startup, which was selected for the regional stage of the MEST Africa Challenge 2022, aims to facilitate hospitals’ access to blood products during medical emergencies. For that purpose, it developed a digital platform allowing hospitals and blood banks to order blood products and get them delivered.

The CEO, who is committed to the healthtech sector, is also the founder of Clarondoc, an online platform connecting Africans with health professionals since its launch in 2018.  He is also the founder and CEO of Claron Health International, a health maintenance organization founded in 2011. 

Apart from his entrepreneurial career, he has had a professional career boasting positions at national and national institutions. He started, in 2007, as a public health consultant and project manager at the Ghanaian Defense Ministry’s health directorate. About six years later, he was hired by the UN as a senior medical officer for missions in Côte d’Ivoire. From March to September 2020, he was a member of the global implementation team of the citizen-centric movement Covid Safe Paths. 

Currently, he is a member of the board of the Ghanaian National Health Insurance Authority.

Melchior Koba


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