Our Bold Vision

Manje Health is a Swedish company founded in September 2021 by a team of African and Swedish executives with the objective of simplifying access to quality healthcare on the African continent, using technology to help Africans home and in the diaspora connect with hospitals across the continent in just minutes, saving customers time and money and potentially saving lives.

Our tech team sits in Accra, Ghana and we work across three other offices at Minc Incubator in Malmö, one of the largest tech hubs in Scandinavia, SmiLe Incubator at Medicon Village in Lund, a regional life science hub in Europe and Lusaka, Zambia.

Prudence Mafuta Persson, Co-founder and CEO

Our Story

Manje is a widely used Bantu word that means NOW, and we are on a journey of a lifetime driven by the vision of simplifying access to quality healthcare. Our mission is to be the go-to digital medical platform in Africa, creating value across the ecosystem in collaboration with governments, hospitals and customers.

In 2010, my mother was diagnosed with a tumor growing close to one of her kidneys. This was at a government hospital in Zambia. Doctors arranged surgery, but we wanted a second opinion.

When I started searching for private hospitals in Lusaka the capital where I am from, I found that the common alternative was physically going to several hospitals to get information, find out the cost or to book an appointment with a specialist. This was complicated and expensive in terms of information, time and money.

Friends suggested we try South Africa, a well known medical destination in Africa, but we were not sure we could afford to fly to another country, with no assurance that the hospitals were better than the ones home.

When I did further research, I realised that this, was, unfortunately not unique to me or my family. Millions of people in Africa are faced with this challenge everyday. When I moved to Sweden two years later, I was even farther away from these services, even though am a medical sponsor for my mother. And even here in Europe, am not alone, for example, 8.7M Africans in Europe have this problem. I wanted to change that.

And now, Africans in the diaspora can provide care for loved ones back home in a –