Professionalizing and connecting rural pharmacies to help underserved people live in good health.

Project start date : 29/06/2017

Beneficiary country : Bangladesh

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Infectious diseases
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Access to quality medicines/pharmacies
  • Vaccination
  • Chronic diseases
  • Cardiovascular illnesses
  • Oral health
  • Dermatology
  • Ophthalmology

Fields of application

  • Health professional training
  • Telemedicine (remote diagnosis and consultations)
  • Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)
  • Patient monitoring and medical data

Stage of development

  • Pilot project/testing/trials

Financing method

  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)
  • Government agency (USAID, etc.)

Area where the project is utilised

  • Provincial/regional (in one region of a single country)

Economic model(s)

  • Income generated by beneficiaries
  • Revenue generated by the beneficiaries/healthcare facilities
  • Advertising
  • Sales of data analysis
  • Other (please specify)

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Entire population
  • Sick people
  • Young children (0-5 years)

Project objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Reduced suffering
  • Improved treatment
  • Other (please explain)

Materials used

  • Smartphone

Technologies used

  • Mobile telecommunications (without data connection)
  • Internet
  • Geolocation
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)
  • Other (please specify)

About the sponsor


Jeeon’s mission is to upgrade rural pharmacies, which serves as the first-point-of-care for 40-80% of health visits in most developing countries, in order to improve access to quality care for underserved rural populations. Over last 4 years, Jeeon has built and tested a telemedicine platform that has served ~10K patients with complicated conditions. Based on learnings, Jeeon is now also extending the platform to include a case-based learning platform for Village Medics, rapid diagnostics and NCD screening tools, and a referral network of high quality, discounted services. Jeeon currently works with ~50 pharmacies and will roll out to over 1000 in next 2 years.

Sector : Healthcare (professionals and structures)

Country of origin : Bangladesh

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

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