Fondation Pierre Fabre

Health community based on the concept of One Health and offers practical solutions to health problems in Africa

Main beneficiary country:
Senegal

About the sponsor

Le Corpus Médical

"Le Corpus Médical" is a social enterprise created by medical students that focuses on the health, education and social sector and its overall objective is to implement practical solutions to the problems of the Senegalese and African health systems.

Sector: Industrial: Startups, enterprises, etc.

Country of origin: Senegal

The organisation has:

3
Full-Time Equivalents
0
Employee
200
Volunteers
0
Service provider

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Malaria/paludism
  • Infectious diseases
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Access to quality medicines/pharmacies
  • Vaccination
  • Chronic diseases
  • Cardiovascular illnesses
  • Cancer
  • Oral health
  • Dermatology
  • Mental health
  • Ophthalmology
  • Emergency services

Stage of development:

  • Pilot project/testing/trials

Area where initiative is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Initiative start date

  • 09/13/2019

Financing

Financing method

  • Private (private investors, crowdfunding, philanthropy, etc.)
  • Crowdfunding

Economic model(s)

  • Income generated by beneficiaries
  • Subsidies
  • Advertising
  • Online medical store

About the initiative

Nowadays we have a lot of social networks for the general public (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) and many others for healthcare professionals (REMA, Medizzy, Hidoc Dr, etc.), but we do not have a many social networks that directly connect health professionals and the general public.

"Le Corpus Médical", in order to redefine the concept of health in Africa and to address the lack of communication between health professionals and the general public, has set up a social network dedicated solely to health, bringing together the general public and any direct and indirect health actor (doctors, pharmacists, dentists, midwives, nurses, biologists, environmentalists, biologists, chemists, nutritionists, veterinarians, economists, students, etc.). By connecting all these people, the social network will allow everyone to raise awareness, educate and debate about health with different approaches because giving freedom of expression to all.

In order to reach the maximum number of people (including illiterates), "Le Corpus Médical" offers awareness and health education videos in French, English and several local languages. These videos are posted on social networks (Youtube, Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) as well as on the company’s social network. "Le Corpus Médical" also organises awareness-raising and screenings, as well as first aid training workshops in suburban areas, schools and institutions, for youth groups, etc. By facilitating access to information,the enterprise then allows to educate the population on the management of emergencies of in general (thus overcoming the palpable deficit of the prerequisites in emergency management, in particular road accidents in our countries) and the prevention of serious and/or chronic illnesses.

"Le Corpus Médical" also familiarizes students with the concept of personal development and entrepreneurship by helping them to carry out projects with a relatively high social impact. Many of our projects are in the development stage (system sponsorship) and leverage the payment of health insurance for "Talibés" and deprived people in general;  mobile applications  proposing a solution to already identified problems and creation of specialized software and machines in the field of health that can be used by our health facilities, etc.).


To counter the difficulty of access to medical and paramedical equipment in our countries, the company has set up an online shop with accessible products, while injecting a dose of novelties in the local market.

"Le Corpus Médical" is the bearer of many innovative ideas and a revolutionary vision that go in the direction of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is a network of students of several nationalities and branches (health, agro-food, computer science, mechanics, electricity, economy, etc.).

Fields of application:

Health professional training - Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC) - Patient monitoring and medical data - Financial access to care, microinsurance - Facilitating access to medical and paramedical products

Target audience

  • Entire population
  • Sick people
  • Dependents/persons with disabilities
  • Pregnant women
  • Children - adolescents (ages 6-18)
  • Patient family/entourage

Initiative objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Decreased morbidity
  • Reduced suffering
  • Improved treatment

Key figures

34882 Number of beneficiaries since launch

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer

Technologies used

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

Offline use

No

Open Source

Yes

Open Data

Yes

Independent evaluation

No

Partners

PATH

Organizational: Communities, public authorities, NGOs, associations, foundations, etc.

Special Olympics Senegal

Organizational: Communities, public authorities, NGOs, associations, foundations, etc.

Help The Street Children

Organizational: Communities, public authorities, NGOs, associations, foundations, etc.

Bella

Organizational: Communities, public authorities, NGOs, associations, foundations, etc.

Partners

Collaborators

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