Development of a platform to put patients in contact with healthcare professionals/establishments

Project start date : 28/03/2016

Beneficiary country : Congo (the Democratic Republic of the) Gabon Congo (the) Cameroon

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Access to quality medicines/pharmacies
  • Other

Fields of application

Stage of development

  • Routine project/operational

Financing method

Area where the project is utilised

  • International (in several countries)

Economic model(s)

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Sick people
  • Pregnant women
  • Children - adolescents (ages 6-18)
  • Young children (0-5 years)
  • Patient family/entourage

Project objectives

  • Improved treatment
  • Other (please explain)

Materials used

  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Internet
  • Geolocation
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

About the sponsor


WapiMED SARL is a Congolese start-up (DR Congo) founded in April 2016 and based in Kinshasa. The start-up was founded by two Congolese entrepreneurs: José Zefu Kimpalou and Steve Nkashama. As it was being founded, WapiMED SARL released the WapiMED web application, the first ever location directory dedicated entirely to healthcare professionals in the DRC. In late 2016, two Congolese developers, Urey Mutuale and Norby Baruani, joined the start-up to accelerate the development of additional solutions and services for the WapiMED web app, in an effort to form a multi-service platform dedicated to e-health.

Sector : Industrial (Startups, enterprises, etc.)

Country of origin : Congo (the Democratic Republic of the)

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation