Ghana’s mPharma secures $9.7M of the $12M it sought for its Series B

Ghana-based mPharma, whose mission is to make prescription drugs accessible and affordable, has secured $9.729,000 in Series B funding. We are not yet sure of the investors that participated in the round but can confirm the figure basing on the companies SEC filing made five days ago.

Bright B. Simmons Named Among 2011 Innovators Challenge Winners

Congratulations to Bright B. Simmons (TED Fellow) named one of the top mobile health innovators of 2011 by the mHealth Alliance and Rockefeller Foundation.

Bright Simmons is the founder of mPedigree, a mobile phone and cloud-computing platform designed to combat counterfeit drugs by providing instant, free access via text-messaging to a drug quality verification system in Africa and South Asia. His work is channeled through his mPedigree Network and the IMANI research institute, ranked as one of the world’s 20 most innovative think tanks.

In a statement by the mHealth Alliance; the Top 11 in 2011 Innovators were selected through a process that included public nominations and voting on the mHealth Alliance’s, as well as juried selection committee voting.
Nominations came from more than 30 countries around the world, highlighting mobile technology’s ability to deliver health information and services on a global scale, it said.
“The growing field of mHealth is driven by innovation. From fighting counterfeit medications to enabling doctors to communicate for free, the contributions of these top innovators are advancing the field, expanding delivery of important health services, and saving lives,” said Patty Mechael, Executive Director of the mHealth Alliance.

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