In Africa, there are five thousand patients to one doctor, and the numbers may just keep increasing as doctors, understandably, emigrate to greener pastures.
Access to quality medical health care is a problem, and it probably won’t stop anytime soon if medical professionals keep leaving.
So what’s Zuri Health doing about it?
They’re helping both doctors and patients. Zuri Health is a mobile application that allows patients to chat with doctors, buy medication from pharmacies, book labs and diagnostic tests or have doctors visit them at home.
Zuri Health is giving doctors a side-hustle, and patients easy access to healthcare. It’s like Tinder
on for drugs and health. With the app, you can search for doctors in your vicinity, and engage their services.
Okay, so where is Zuri Health?
The company officially launched in Kenya earlier this year and aims to provide affordable and accessible healthcare solutions via mobile technology with dedicated apps, wap, and SMS services. Since then, they’ve engaged the services of 250 doctors across the country so far.
They’re looking to expand into more African countries including Senegal, Zambia, Mozambique, Angola, and Cote D’Ivoire and they’ve secured partnerships in some of these countries to bring their dreams to fruition.
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