The Addis Clinic

Implementing local telemedicine programs, to bring clinical education and physician expertise to underserved communities

Project start date : 01/01/2012

Beneficiary country : Ethiopia Kenya Tanzania, United Republic of Cameroon Ghana Belize Haiti

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Primary healthcare
  • Chronic diseases
  • Dermatology

Fields of application

  • Health professional training
  • 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

  • International (in several countries)

Economic model(s)

  • Donations

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Entire population

Project objectives

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

Materials used

  • Smartphone
  • Tablet

Technologies used

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

About the sponsor

The Addis Clinic

The Addis Clinic is a physician founded organization using asynchronous telemedicine, to provide expert medical consultations to healthcare workers in remote and underserved areas. They have grown to develop innovative ways to bring clinical mentoring, education, and support to Frontline Health Workers while ensuring culturally appropriate and sustainable care is consistently provided to patients with the least access. To date, they have completed over 800 consultations through their network of approximately 100 volunteer physicians.

Sector : Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

Country of origin : United States of America (the)

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation



  • Collegium Telemedicus

    Institutions (Communities, public authorities, NGOs, foundations, etc.)

  • Multiple Medical and Health Organizations Providing Frontline Care Around the World