Women in Innovation Fund (WiNFUND) is co-founded by Reckitt and HIEx along with the Kofi Annan Foundation, Ecobank Foundation and Tokenproof.

Women form 70% of the global health workforce and 90% of the frontline health workers are female. Female health entrepreneurs are building on their unique insights in developing solutions that can be transformative for healthcare access. However, less than 2% of global venture capital goes to women-led enterprises. 

Launched in 2022 with a focus on Africa, WiNFUND welcomed applications from women-led health startups in seven countries: Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, and Uganda. From 300+ applications spanning healthcare, we have shortlisted 50 entrepreneurs poised to democratize healthcare access and have invested in 6 of them.

WiNFUND remains committed to empowering women-led health startups and catalyzing grassroots impact. Follow our social channels for updates on the finalists and join us in celebrating these unstoppable women shaping healthcare innovation.

group of children photography
group of children photography

women in innovation fund