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Zealthy is a women-only platform that aims to understand, share and learn health issues specific to women in their local languages. It connects users to reliable healthcare providers for specialities like maternity, infertility, cosmetic interventions etc., at affordable prices.

Highlights

Indian women’s health startup Zealthy raises an undisclosed seed round from KYT Ventures, AngelList and First Cheque; US Administration expands Medicare telemedicine benefits for COVID-19 fight; This year’s HITLAB Women’s Health Innovation Challenge has been postponed and the new application deadline is May 3; AARP’s ‘Hacking Menopause’ Challenge has been extended till May 12; Brittany Barreto launches Femtech Focus, an NGO to create awareness for femtech; Applications for the WE Empower UN SDG Challenge are now open; The EU has announced an increase in funding for game-changing women-led companies; Cannabis sales are booming; Olive, a healthcare administration automation startup, raises $51M; Femtech Insider adds database of femtech funds, investors and business angels

Company Spotlight

Need tampons during the lockdown? Here’s a selection of DTC period care subscription startups, that have your back.


TOTM is and the ethical and sustainable period care brand driven by the mission to tackle period plastic and end the silence surrounding menstruation. TOTM customers can order customized boxes with organic cotton pads tampons and liners.

L. offers tampon, pad and liner subscriptions. All products are organic and made without the pesticides, chlorine, fragrances, or dyes. For every product purchased, one is made accessible to a person who needs it.

OHNE is a UK based direct-to-consumer subscription service providing deliveries of organic CBD-infused period products to customers, on a cycle to match theirs.

Rael makes natural and organic period products that don’t sacrifice comfort or performance.

LOLA‘s period products made with 100% organic cotton and gynecologist-approved sexual health products delivered to your door.

In The Know

R2G Report: Digital Health in Corona Times (Femtech Insider)

Your Complete Guide to Emergency Funding: Everything Female Founders Need to Know (The Helm)

COVID-19 Could Be the Tipping Point for Remote Monitoring Tech (Fierce Healthcare)

5 Ways to Address the Challenges of DTC Health Products (STAT)

I’m 9 Months Pregnant and Afraid to Give Birth in a Hospital (Medium)

Corona Tales: We Had to Put our Surrogacy Plans on Hold (NYPost)

Leading VCs Discuss how COVID-19 Has Impacted the World of Digital Health (Techcrunch)

What Will the World Be Like after Corona Virus? Four Possible Futures (The Conversation)

Industry Voices: Prenatal Care in Times of Coronavirus (Fierce Healthcare)

Who’s Hiring?

Rory is looking for a Brand Designer.

Syrona Women is hiring a Gynecologist.

AskTia is hiring a Head of Learning and Development.

Elvie is looking for a Lead Quality Engineer.

Hertility Health is offering a Social Media and Communications Internship.

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