Afyaca in Tanzania

Afyaca is a telemedicine platform where patients can book an online appointment with their health care provider and discuss their medical issues securely and convenient, so they can make an informed decision about their health ad the health of their family.

Project start date : 01/11/2021

Last updated : 21/03/2024

Beneficiary country : Tanzania, United Republic of

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Chronic diseases
  • Cancer
  • Dermatology

Fields of application

  • Telemedicine (remote diagnosis and consultations)

Stage of development

  • Routine project/operational

Financing method

  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)

Area where the project is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Economic model(s)

  • Revenue generated by the beneficiaries/healthcare facilities

Target audience

  • Entire population
  • Pregnant women
  • Young children (0-5 years)

Project objectives

  • Improved treatment

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Mobile telecommunications (without data connection)
  • Internet

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, auto-evaluated or evaluated by a related organization

About the sponsor

Capsele Limited

Capsele Limited is a medical consulting company registered in the United Republic of Tanzania since 2011. It has all licenses for provision of medical consultations to patients and its co-founder, Dr. Thomas Finkbeiner, is a practicing pediatrician in Tanzania since more than 15 years. The company has been co-founded by Beatrice Faradji, a woman entrepreneur, with the vision to improve access to healthcare in Tanzania through digital solutions. Capsele has developed and licensed the online platform afyaca for provision of telemedicine consultations and therefore improve access to healthcare in the United Republic of Tanzania.

Sector : Industrial (Startups, enterprises, etc.)

Country of origin : Tanzania, United Republic of

Contact : Sponsor website Project website


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