MedecinDirect Côte d’Ivoire

Combating medical deserts and expanding access to healthcare for all

Project start date : 28/04/2016

Beneficiary country : Ivory Coast

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Chronic diseases
  • Cardiovascular illnesses
  • Dermatology

Fields of application

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

Stage of development

  • Routine project/operational

Financing method

  • Intergovernmental or international agency

Area where the project is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Economic model(s)

  • Income generated by beneficiaries
  • Subsidies

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Entire population
  • Sick people
  • Pregnant women
  • Patient family/entourage

Project objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Improved treatment

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Smartphone
  • Computer

Technologies used

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

About the sponsor

MedecinDirect Côte d'Ivoire

MedecinDirect is Sub-Saharan Africa’s first online medical appointment centre.

Sector : Industrial (Startups, enterprises, etc.)

Country of origin : Côte d'Ivoire

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation