Web and Mobile application connecting patients with pharmacies and testing labs
Main beneficiary country:Mali
Country of origin: Mali
Healthcare themes targeted
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Despite important progress in the world over the last decades, maternal and neonatal mortality remains very high and this is particularly worrying in Mali with 368 maternal deaths for 100,000 live births and 34 neonatal deaths for 1,000 live births according to the results of the l’EDSMV 2012.
The majority of these deaths are attributable to many causes, the majority of which could be avoided. Among these multiple causes are: insufficient medical staff in both quantity and quality and inaccessibility to qualified healthcare centres and to healthcare professionals.
The economic development of the nation relies on the health of its population. It is therefore important to guarantee a good health system for the population by sharing scientific research, technologies and innovation for a harmonious durable development.
In Mali, patients are confronted with difficulties in acquiring prescribed medication and fast access to testing labs.
In fact, a previous study concerning the medical-economic benefits of using a mobile application in access to medication for hospitalised patients showed that:
Similarly, the majority of analyses are not feasible in hospital laboratories. Therefore, patients must go to testing labs in the city. Patients end up doing a tour of the city looking for a laboratory that can do their analysis. In this context, several of these patients spend a lot of money travelling around and they lose a lot of time trying to carry out the analysis.
All of this can have serious repercussions namely, complications or even death in an emergency.
It is in this context that KOSANTE references pharmacies and their available stocks as well as analytical laboratories.
Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)
1522 Number of beneficiaries since launch
30 Number of users per Day