Today we are crushing on Ifeoluwa Dare – Johnson, founder of Healthtracka, a digital health check platform which offers at home health tests with easy to read diagnosis and results in Nigeria.
Ifeoluwa Dare had her degree in Biochemistry from the University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, to an internship at University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Nigeria. Dare-Johnson had both theoretical and experiential knowledge of the importance of lab tests.
She threw herself entirely into working on the idea of Healthtracka in 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic being the final trigger.
At the point of her father’s death, she thought of doing something about this non/late diagnosis of health issues in Africa. Most people still wait for an emergency before going in for any health tests. For some, it feels like a lot of stress to take a pause in their lives to go seek health testing.
In 2020, during the pandemic, She jumped on the trigger to get up and fix these testing problems with the power of technology which is Health Check Platform, Healthtracka.
The idea felt even more feasible as she continued to brainstorm. With over a decade of work as a marketing executive in technology-based, fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), eCommerce, and medical diagnostics companies, she knew it was something that she could handle.
Then she decided to call a friend for assistant in the technical angle, Victor Amusan and they both work on Healthtracka.
In May 2021, after doing their due diligence, they launched a product that allows users to book laboratory tests. The phlebotomist comes to their homes or office to collect samples, the samples are then transported to any of the partner labs for analysis. Healthtracka users get the results in their mails, 24-48hours after sample collection. The tests available include full-body health checkups, cancer screening, and STD tests.
The primary mission at Healthtracka is to make health testing accessible to Africans which is unique in many ways and the approach of the company is different as they offer on-demand, at-home testing online. The phlebotomists are highly trained sample collectors and able to reach people wherever they are.
Healthtracka’s goal is to reach Africans in every corner they are, not only Nigerians but the entire population in Africa. Africans abroad inclusive as well who still need to keep tabs on their family’s health care. Healthtracka wants to bring the lab to your doorstep wherever you are.