In a bid to ensure elderly and the aged in  Nigeria get quality and good healthcare services,  three Nigerian students, who are presently doing their Masters programme in the United Kingdom, have unveiled a startup called, Sandfort care.

According to Damilola Olaopa, founder of the startup, the idea was conceived after a colleague, who works as a healthcare assistant lost his dad on October 1, 2023.

Olaopa said, “After speaking with his father about assisting him to cargo some goods for him to the UK, 24 hours later, he received a call from Nigeria that the father had passed on. What is most heartbreaking about his situation was that he worked as a healthcare assistant in the UK taking care of people’s families but he wasn’t there to take care of his dad due to his absence from home and that was how our startup idea was conceived.”

Co-founded by Hameed Abdulrahaman and Isatayo Samuel, Sandfortcare is a healthcare startup dedicated to offering personalised and compassionate healthcare and support service to the parents of Nigerians living in the UK.

The startup ensures parents in Nigeria receive the highest quality of care tailored to their unique needs so that the children in UK can have peace of mind knowing their parents are in good health condition.

For a monthly subscription fee, the parents in Nigeria, who are the beneficiaries, get a personalised care and support plan, regular health checks, nutrition and meal planning, remote consultation and medication management, while the family member resident in the UK, who is the sponsor, gets a timely parent wellness report.

Olaopa said there are plans underway for the startup to be expanded across Europe and to other North America countries like the US and Canada.

He said, “For now the startup is for Nigerians in Diaspora, especially in the UK. We are presently registered here. Sandfortcare limited is incorporated under the Companies Act 2006 as a private company and its limited by shares and the situation of its registered is in Scotland.”