Fondation Pierre Fabre

Practical medical information and medical e-consultancy

Main beneficiary country:
Cameroon

About the sponsor

LeDocta

LeDocta is a business that was created to help democratise medical information and provide medical advice with the objective of improving the doctor-patient relationship. On a continent where access to caregivers is limited and consultations are often quite short, we want to raise awareness, educate and advise, because we believe that, when it comes to health, information is the first medicine to take.

Sector: Industrial: Startups, enterprises, etc.

Country of origin: Cameroon

The organisation has:

18
Full-Time Equivalents
2
Employees
16
Volunteers
1
Service provider

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention

Stage of development:

  • Routine project/operational

Area where initiative is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Initiative start date

  • 10/30/2016

Financing

Financing method

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

Economic model(s)

  • Income generated by beneficiaries
  • Advertising

About the initiative

The absence of social security in French-speaking Africa forces patients to make choices based on finances. In practice, this leads them to ask many critical questions, such as, “Based on this symptom, where should I go?" and "Will getting this treated ruin us financially?” Furthermore, when leaving the hospital, patients do not always understand everything the doctor has explained. This platform allows us to raise awareness, educate, advise and, most importantly, provide guidance, serving as a compass so that the patient can enjoy better healthcare.

LeDocta.com is a public information platform designed to provide factual medical information that also takes into account African realities. The platform unites general practitioners and specialists working to provide information based on field experience and the socio-cultural and economic contexts. It is a platform for practical medical information and e-consultancy.

Fields of application:

Telemedicine (remote diagnosis and consultations) - Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)

Target audience

  • Entire population
  • Sick people
  • Dependents/persons with disabilities
  • Pregnant women
  • Children - adolescents (ages 6-18)
  • Young children (0-5 years)
  • Patient family/entourage

Initiative objectives

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

Key figures

3000 Number of beneficiaries since launch

60 Number of users per Day

Materials used

  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer

Technologies used

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

Offline use

No

Open Source

No

Open Data

No

Independent evaluation

No

Partners

Collaborators

startupBrics