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  Morenike Fajemisin is a trailblazer in the field of healthcare, particularly in the realm of sexual and reproductive health. As the Founder and CEO of Whispa Health, she has dedicated her career to revolutionizing access to quality healthcare through technology and innovation. With over a decade of experience in the health industry, Morenike recognized the pressing need for a company that prioritized family planning, public health programs, and women’s and children’s health.
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About Whispa Health

Her brainchild, Whispa Health, is focused on empowering individuals to take control of their sexual and reproductive health with dignity and respect. At the heart of their mission is the Whispa app, a mobile platform that provides discreet access to healthcare information, products, and services. By leveraging technology, Morenike aims to dismantle the barriers of shame, judgment, and stigma that often accompany discussions around sexual and reproductive health. Launching Whispa Health in Nigeria, Morenike is on a mission to elevate her company into Africa’s premier digital health solution provider. With a team dedicated to upholding integrity, respect, and dignity in healthcare delivery, Whispa Health is committed to destigmatizing discussions around reproductive health and empowering individuals to make informed choices about their bodies. As a female founder with a wealth of experience in social marketing, regulatory affairs, and reproductive health supply chain management, Morenike brings a unique perspective to the table. Her leadership has been instrumental in guiding Whispa Health toward its vision of providing young people across Nigeria and beyond with shame-free access to essential healthcare services.
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At Whispa Health, the ethos revolves around the belief that everyone deserves access to quality healthcare, free from judgment and discrimination. Through innovative software solutions tailored to individual needs, Morenike and her team bridge the gap between technology and healthcare services, ensuring a seamless and personalized user experience for all their clients.

Awards and Recognition

Morenike’s contributions to the field of healthcare have not gone unnoticed. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the BMGF/Bayer 120 under 40 awards in 2016 and the Bayer Women Empowerment Award in 2021. Additionally, Whispa Health was recognized by the World Health Organization Africa as one of the Top 30 Health Innovations to watch out for in 2019. Educated at Obafemi Awolowo University with a degree in pharmacy, Morenike has further honed her skills through leadership accelerator programs and certifications in global health leadership. Her commitment to advancing sexual health education is evidenced by her completion of the Sexual Health Educator Certification training offered by Options For Sexual Health B.C.
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Final Thoughts

Morenike Fajemisin’s journey epitomizes the intersection of passion, innovation, and dedication in transforming the healthcare sector. Through Whispa Health, she continues to break barriers, challenge norms, and empower individuals to take charge of their health and well-being with confidence and dignity.
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This article was first published on 27th April 2024 and updated on April 28th, 2024 at 10:25 pm


Chidiogo Shalom Akaelu holds a degree in English and Literary Studies, from the University of Nigeria. She is a freelance writer, editor and founder of Loana Press, a budding online publishing outlet.

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