#LLABlog – Meet Nicole Kayode, Founder of Medixus, a Digital Platform Connecting Healthcare Professionals in Africa

Nicole Kayode

 

Nicole Kayode is an entrepreneur with a background in medical research and a passion for using technology to improve healthcare across the continent. This is being achieved through her digital platform Medixus.

Medixus is a mobile and web-based application for healthcare workers across the African continent to collaborate on challenging patient cases. The idea is that through knowledge sharing and community, healthcare workers can make better clinical decisions, provide peer support and ultimately improve patient care.

Having worked in start-ups most of her professional life in business and product development roles, she decided to combine her interest in technology, business and healthcare in Africa by launching Medixus.

Right after studying Natural Sciences: Organic Chemistry & Biomedical Science at University College London and an MSc in Biomed, focused on cardiology research, Nicole Kayode felt the need to create a meaningful impact in the medical world especially after losing a loved one on what she cited as inadequate treatment as a result of under support; a factor that was synonymous within the Africa healthcare sector.

After also noticing the pervasive lack of patient trust in the African health care systems, she started Medixus as a way to address the problems in our healthcare sector.

Combining her passion for healthcare with her love of entrepreneurship, she is on a mission to improve the healthcare systems in the continent with a reliable and confidential network for doctors and nurses who are able to connect and collaborate, removing barriers to quality patient care while driving global improvements to medical treatment.

 

This article was culled from Daughter of Africa.

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