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Mobihealth is an innovative telemedicine and healthcare service platform, whose aim is to revolutionize access to healthcare services in developing countries. We are a One-stop portal that provides millions of people in Africa timely access to medical experts worldwide via video consultations from the comfort of their home. Our platform offers quality diagnostic tests, access to standard medications, and specialist referrals through a subscription plan that requires no out-of-pocket payment. Many people in developing countries lack access to affordable, high quality primary and urgent health care services and Mobihealth is bridging this gap in providing fast access to quality healthcare services across many African countries including Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Gambia, Zimbabwe, Zambia amongst others. Mobihealth International is registered in the UK with subsidiaries in African countries.

Health Care
Challenges in Africa

The World Health Organization reports that the top 5 causes of death in these countries include; Lower respiratory tract infections, HIV/AIDS, Diarrhoeal diseases, Stroke, Ischaemic heart disease. After these top five killers, the next leading causes of death in the region are tuberculosis (456,000 or 4.7% of total), malaria (403,000, or 4.4%), preterm birth complications (344,000 or 3.7%), birth asphyxia or trauma (321,000 or 3.5%) and road traffic accidents (269,000 or 2.9%).  Most of these deaths are largely preventable and this burden of disease is closely tied to certain barriers in seeking and receiving healthcare services.

 

 

Barriers to Quality
Healthcare Access And Delivery

Cost

Many people in developing countries lack access to affordable, high quality primary and urgent health care services. Research has shown that 25-50% of all sick children and adults in these countries do not receive the needed care and the high cost of care is a major reason for this. More than 90% of people in Africa do not have any form of health insurance and the majority cannot afford out-of-pocket payment; this drives many to seek cheap care from unqualified personnel, which further worsens the outcome.

Poor Infrastructure & travel distance to health facilities

Many rural areas lack healthcare facilities and many patients have to travel long distances only to find poorly equipped ones in urban areas. In some cases, the number of available facilities is insufficient to provide the healthcare needs of the people. So many patients have to defer their treatment or shuttle between hospitals due to a shortage of bed spaces, unavailability of treatment equipment such as oxygen cylinders and resuscitative devices, for instance, in emergency cases.

Shortage of doctors and other health provider workforce

Africa bears 1/4 of world disease burden but has only 2% of world doctors. This is worsened by brain drain with many doctors leaving for western countries to seek greener pastures. This reduces the number of healthcare personnel available to provide the needed care for the growing number of people with these diseases. This is a major contributory factor to high disease morbidity and mortality in this region.

What is
Telemedicine

Telemedicine uses online video technology to provide clinical health care at a distance. It helps improve access to healthcare services that often would not be available due to distance, cost, or lack of physicians. Mobihealth’s platform is helping to bridge the gap by providing our subscribers with time- and cost-effective, convenient 24/7 access to quality healthcare services while offering businesses and employers an innovative solution that reduces absenteeism, increases productivity, promotes consumerism and decreases overall healthcare costs. Telemedicine reduces the impact of delayed diagnosis and treatment and reduces pressure on healthcare facilities.

A large proportion of all emergency department visits are for non-urgent conditions. Arthur J. Gallagher Regional Managing Director Larry Hansard, who suffers from frequent upper respiratory infections, recalled his own experience with telemedicine. “The physician looked at my throat via the real-time video capability on my smartphone,” Hansard said. There was a prescription waiting for him at the drugstore in 10 minutes. Compare that experience with having to wait days for an appointment, then taking off from work, driving a half hour or more, waiting to be called in to see the doctor and then driving back to the office. With innovative remote monitoring solutions that enables a doctor to remotely listen to the patient’s heart and chest sounds, examine their throat, ear or skin, a face-to-face doctor’s visit is easily replicated.

For those who still need to see a healthcare provider face-to-face, they can easily arrange this by booking directly from their smartphone. We also offer home laboratory testing and delivery of medications depending on subscription plan.

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