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“We have 225,000 women every month across the MENA who interact with our platform, and Saudi Arabia is the fastest-growing market.” Sophie Smith, CEO and Co-founder of Nabta Health. Image: Nabta Health

Highlights

UAE-based women’s health startup Nabta Health plans to expand its services to Saudi Arabia.

LactApp launches LactApp Medical, a new breastfeeding advice app for healthcare professionals.

Jubel Health launches a personal fertility companion app to support women on their reproductive health and wellness journey.

Atlantic Therapeutics attracts new investors to accelerate commercialization of INNOVO, its innovative urinary incontinence treatment technology.

Milkstork partners with Salesforce, Bausch Health, and more, offering its family-friendly benefits to employees.

The UK government launches a call for evidence to improve the health and wellbeing of women in England.

Swiss Private Insurer Groupe Mutuel and EPFL Innovation Park launch Tech4Eva, a new femtech accelerator program.

Women’s health telemedicine platform Twentyeight Health announces its expansion across the Midwestern United States.

Melinda Gates’ Pivotal Ventures announces the finalists of the “Equality Can’t Wait” Challenge. Goal is to help expand women’s power and influence.

London-based accelerator FemTech Lab kicks off operations and announces its first cohort of startups.

Cedar Gate Technologies and Privia Women’s Health launch a new value-based care program across Texas.

Global Fund and Fondation CHANEL form a new partnership to advance women’s health in Western and Central Africa.

Mayne Pharma launches a generic version of ORTH-CEPT, an oral contraceptive, in the U.S.

Brian E. Miller, PhD joins TMRW as SVP of Sales to help bring the company’s technology to U.S. fertility clinics.

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In the Know

Rock Health’s Digital Health Consumer Adoption Report 2020 (Femtech Insider)

Why is women’s health still so under-reserached? (Fortune)

Femtech and the NHS – we’re only just getting started (DigitalHealth.net)

How femtech is breaking the taboo around women’s health and closing the gender health gap (MobiHealthNews)

Sex Sells: Lessons in Depicting Real Women in Advertising (The Drum)

UAE: Meet the women educating their Instagram followers on female health, one post at a time (Arab news)

7 Women’s Experiences of Working as Healthcare Professionals During the Pandemic (Rebekah Writes)

Nina Banks: The Economist Placing Value on Black Women’s Overlooked Work (NY Times)

AI could make health care fairer – by helping us believe what patients say (MIT Technology Review)

My heart condition was dismissed as me being fat and anxious (The Femedic)

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