Dr Funmi Adewara
Founder/CEO Mobihealth International
Dr Funmi Adewara is a British-Nigerian Physician and Cambridge trained Bioscience multi-award winning entrepreneur and a globally recognised telehealth expert, with a background in Medicine, Pharmaceutical and Business Development. Her career spans more than fifteen years working within the NHS UK and a stint in the Pharmaceutical industry as a Drug Safety Physician. Funmi is passionate about changing the poor narrative of healthcare line underserved communities and has led a multi-disciplinary team to design comprehensive telehealth program that addresses multiple challenges such as shortage of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, long distance travel, and high treatment costs.
Dr Adewara has earned herself and Mobihealth multiple awards globally. She was one of the seven Winners of the World Bank SDGs&Her 2020 Awards amongst 2400 entries globally; Sanofi Africa-Tech Challenge (Winner, Category 2) which held virtually in Paris on the 11th of June 2020 amongst 268 contestants across 34 countries. Under Funmi’s visionary leadership, Mobihealth pioneered telehealth in the Nigerian Air Force in 2021, the 1st of it’s kind on the continent.
As one of the winners of the African Female Tech Founders (FTF) Award sponsored by the UK government, Funmi, was invited by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson Africa-UK investment summit in January 2020. Funmi was named the Winner of the Forbes Woman African Technology and Innovation Awards 2023 in South Africa. She was selected top 50 Africa’s Business Heroes by Jack Ma’s Foundation and is beneficiary of NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Milestone Maker program and Barclay Black Growth Venture programme 2023.