Pharst Care, a pharma healthcare startup, has won GH¢10,000 seed funding and six months incubation support at the technology and innovation competition, The OpEx Prize.
Pharst Care is part of the final 10 winners of the maiden edition of the OpEx Prize (Opportunity Exposure Prize) Competition which seeks to unleash Ghana’s tech potential by unearthing and sponsoring young Ghanaian tech entrepreneurs or ‘Techpreneurs’ who are using technology and have a sustainable business model which could be scaled.
Led by Theophilus Nutifafa, an Economics student of the University of Ghana, Pharst Care is making a lot of lives easier as it offers total convenience by cutting down the time and energy spent in searching for a pharmacy with medication one may need.
“You get full access to pharmacists for review and questions you could hardly ask if you walked into a physical pharmacy. The solution is presented as mobile and web applications, making it simple to request medication, either by uploading prescriptions, searching the platform for the medicine, making direct requests or calling to make a request.
The innovation also allows for hospitals to integrate and directly prescribe on the platform for the medications to be delivered to their clients. This amazing solution also offers a mental health support platform allowing you to seek counselling and vent anonymously from your smartphone or personal computer,” Mr. Nutifafa noted.
Pharst Care, he noted, is perfectly described by its slogan: ‘Relax, pharmacy dey your pocket’ as it fits the pharmacy and more right into your pocket. “It is not surprising that Pharst Care emerged as one of the 10 winners of the competition out of 130+ participating teams/projects, with such a promising and futuristic innovation that is going to put the big pharmaceutical companies on their toes.”
According to Kenneth Thompson, CEO of Dalex Finance and sponsor of the OpEx Prize competition the harder you work, the luckier you become.
“This statement has been reflected in the hard work of the 10 participants who were announced as the winners of the competition. The winners are now undergoing a six-month incubation period to build upon their products for the world.”
Pharst Care was founded in June 2019 by Theophilus Nutifafa to deliver medications to people anywhere and at any hour, provide a mental health support platform for anonymously venting and a social health platform for enlightening users on important health matters – bringing absolute convenience and care right to people’s devices.
The platform is accessible all over the world, and delivery is currently available in Accra, Kumasi, Cape Coast and Ho and has amazingly low delivery prices. Pharst Care has highly user-friendly mobile and web applications to facilitate making requests for medication, chatting with mental health counsellors and discussing social health matters.
The OpEx Prize is a collaboration between Dalex Finance and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – Institute for Scientific and Technological Information (INSTI)/Technology Development and Transfer Centre (TDTC).