Improve access to healthcare and medicines in developing countries
Main beneficiary country:Benin
Country of origin: Benin
Healthcare themes targeted
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The solution solves the problem of “pharmacy tourism” which consists of walking from pharmacy to pharmacy looking for a medicine, without success. EPharmacyNet not only allows directs you to the pharmacies which have the products you are looking for, but also points you towards those which are closest, cheapest, etc.
Few solutions are currently available in developing countries that can solve this problem. ePharmacynet in particular fulfills the role of pharmacies in some areas by getting in touch with patients who are physically remote. Without ePharmacyNet, most patients would have no effective way of finding medicine in their geographical area, and due to a lack of resources, sometimes end of using traditional practices, which are barely effective to say the least, and can sometimes be dangerous. With ePharmacyNet means that doctors can prescribe products more effectively, insurers can track the transactions of their policyholders better, and the government can analyse the distribution of pharmaceutical products more easily in countries where everything is still done by hand.
Telemedicine (remote diagnosis and consultations) - Patient monitoring and medical data - Financial access to care, microinsurance
2000 Number of beneficiaries since launch