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Avenue Group and Curalie Health enter 12month exclusive partnership to extend digital care to chronic disease patients in Kenya.

  • Partnership to support Avenue Group’s strategy to expand its telemedicine capabilities and deliver digital care to chronic disease patients.
  • The aim of the partnership is to increase accessibility of quality care, improve patient outcomes and manage the cost of treatment in chronic care. 
From left;
Omron Blauo – Executive Director Africa 
Enrico Jensch – CEO, Helios Global Health, COO Helios Health 
Imran Osman – CEO, Avenue Group
Dr. Monika Suryavanshi – Executive Director Helios Healthcare Architects

Nairobi, Kenya [15] May 2023: Kenya’s Avenue Group Limited (“Avenue” or “the Group”), an Evercare Group company, and Curalie Health Limited, a Kenyan subsidiary of Helios Global Health, today announced a new 12month exclusive partnership to provide extended care to patients with chronic disease. 

The partnership is in line with Avenue Group’s strategy to expand its telemedicine capabilities and deliver digital care to chronic disease patients, including those with conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. The aim of the partnership is to extend accessibility, improve outcomes and manage the cost of treatment for these patients.

Curalie Health’s platform will be integrated with Avenue Group’s existing telehealth services, enabling healthcare providers to remotely monitor and manage chronic disease patients’ health status. The platform will also provide patients with personalized health education, reminders for measuring vital data, and behavior change coaching.

“The Avenue Group operates a truly integrated healthcare system, driven by our purpose to transform healthcare in Kenya. This partnership is the first milestone as part of our MOU signed with HELIOS earlier this year. It represents a significant step towards improving access to quality care for patients with chronic disease. We are excited to work with Curalie Health to provide innovative and patient-centric solutions to improve patient outcomes,” said Imran Osman, CEO of Avenue Group.

“Our partnership with Avenue Healthcare marks an exciting achievement in the delivery of high-quality digital healthcare for chronic disease patients. By combining Avenue’s physical care with Curalie’s digital remote monitoring, we aim to optimize patient care through the integration of technology and traditional healthcare services,” said Omron Blauo, Curalie, Executive Director Africa.

“We are delighted to partner with Avenue Group to make digital care accessible to more people in Kenya. We know that the only way to sustainably improve healthcare is to combine digital healthcare services with traditional forms of care. This partnership aligns with our vision to ‘Provide access to care to everyone, everywhere and every time’, and make medical care accessible to as many people as possible. This vision aligns perfectly with Avenue Group’s patient-centric approach,” said Daniela Hommel, CEO of Curalie Health. Enrico Jensch, CEO of Helios Global Health added “that with this first international collaboration we together can set a milestone for building up, refining and individualizing healthcare for patients around the globe”.

“At Evercare, we are dedicated to bringing quality healthcare services closer to our patients and communities. As we continue to pursue this mission, we recognize that technology and telemedicine will play an increasingly important role. Through our collaboration with Curalie Health, we are excited to leverage digital health solutions to improve access to care for underserved populations in Kenya, aiming to address the growing public health challenge of chronic diseases and make a positive impact on patient lives.” said Massimiliano Colella, CEO, Evercare Group.

Avenue currently operates 3 hospitals and 15 clinics, supplemented by multiple homecare and telehealth services, reaching more than 430,000 patients a year. Over the last three years, the Group has strengthened its management team, upgraded its facilities, and expanded its operations, while playing a critical role in the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most recently, Avenue expanded its reach with the launch of the new Boardwalk Clinic in Kenya. Leveraging the resources of the broader Evercare network, Avenue is on a digital transformation journey, making significant investments in digital healthcare services and knowledge transfer systems for clinical talent.

Jide Olanrewaju, Business Unit Partner at TPG and its Evercare Health Fund, added, “The private healthcare sector in Kenya is a prominent contributor to healthcare outcomes in the country providing 52% of all healthcare services to help fill the gaps in patient care, especially among traditionally underserved communities. Curalie has a strong track record of achieving improved patient outcomes in developed markets and through this new partnership we aim to bring their capabilities to Kenya and advance our quality healthcare offerings through the delivery of preventative, specialized and digital care.”

The partnership between Evercare and Curalie provides an exciting opportunity to advance the quality of healthcare services in Kenya. Based on the Avenue Group’s leading facilities and established clinical expertise and Curalie’s expert knowhow in digital healthcare management, we look forward to establishing advanced centres of excellence and expanding our outreach through telehealth services.

About the Evercare Group

Evercare is an impact-driven company wholly owned by the Evercare Health Fund, a US$ 1 billion emerging markets healthcare fund managed by TPG’s the Rise Fund, an impact investing fund working with growth-stage, mission-driven companies that have the power to change the world. TPG’s the Rise Fund is one of the largest impact investment funds in the world.

The Evercare Group is committed to transforming healthcare for millions of people in emerging markets. This is titled as The Evercare Group’s vision of “Transforming Healthcare in Emerging Markets.” Our commitment is underpinned by the UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all, at all ages”.

Our integrated health platform comprises 30 hospitals, 15 clinics, 93 diagnostic centers, and 12,000 employees and Caregivers across Africa and Southeast Asia mainly in five countries: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya, and Nigeria. We focus on the “double bottom line”: bringing high-quality care to traditionally underserved communities, while building a robust business and achieving measurable and sustainable returns. Since inheriting the platform in 2019, Evercare/TPG has transformed the organization strategically, operationally, and clinically while still delivering robust growth.

For more information, visit https://evercaregroup.com

About Avenue Group Limited 

Avenue Group is a private healthcare group, owned by the Evercare Health Fund and consists of three main businesses: Healthcare, Homecare and Rescue. Avenue Healthcare is one of the leading private healthcare groups in East Africa running 3 Hospitals, and 15 satellite branches across Kenya, and a Homecare business. With over 25 years in the healthcare industry, Avenue Healthcare runs 300 hospital beds with over 1,000 staff members, and more than 400 specialists and serves over 500,000 patients annually, offering primary, secondary, and tertiary healthcare services. Avenue Group has a footprint in Nairobi, Kajiado, Kiambu, Nakuru, Eldoret, Kisumu, Mombasa and Nanyuki.

For more information, visit www.avenuehealthcare.com

About Curalie Health Limited

Curalie Health Limited, is part of Helios Global Health, a company of the Fresenius health care group. Founded in Kenya in 2022, Curalie Health Limited works closely with its German sister company, Curalie GmbH (founded in 2017). Both companies are using the Curalie health app for patients and the Curalie Portal for medical professionals. Together, they are developing a wide range of international, digital programs and offerings based on medical standards in collaboration with healthcare experts from the Fresenius and Helios networks for the prevention, treatment and support of patients with acute and chronic illnesses from a wide range of medical fields.

For more information, visit www.curalie.ke

About Helios

Helios is Europe’s leading private hospital operator, with approximately 125,000 employees. Together with Quirónsalud in Spain and Latin America and the Eugin Group with a global network of reproductive clinics, Helios Kliniken in Germany is part of the holding Helios Health. Every year more than 22 million patients choose Helios for medical treatment. In 2021, the company’s sales totaled €10.9 billion. Helios Germany operates 87 acute care hospitals, about 130 outpatient clinics, six prevention centers and 17 occupational medicine centers. Helios treats approximately 5.4 million patients annually, of whom 4.4 million are outpatients. With more than 75,000 employees, Helios generated sales of €6.7 billion in 2021. Helios is a partner in the “Wir für Gesundheit” hospital network. Helios Germany is headquartered in Berlin. Quirónsalud operates 56 hospitals, including seven in Latin America, 88 outpatient centers and around 300 occupational risk prevention centers, and treats approximately 17 million patients annually, of whom 16.1 million are outpatients. Quirónsalud has more than 46,000 employees and generated sales of €4 billion in 2021. Eugin Group’s network comprises 33 clinics and additional 39 sites across 10 countries on 3 continents. With about 1,600 employees, the company offers a wide spectrum of state-of-the-art services in the field of fertility treatments and generated sales of €133 million in 2021. Helios is part of the Fresenius healthcare group.

For more information, visit www.helios-gesundheit.de