Fondation Pierre Fabre

Combating medical deserts and expanding access to healthcare for all

Main beneficiary country:
Côte d’Ivoire

About the sponsor

MedecinDirect Côte d'Ivoire

MedecinDirect is Sub-Saharan Africa’s first online medical appointment centre.

Sector: Industrial: Startups, enterprises, etc.

Country of origin: Côte d’Ivoire

The organisation has:

6
Full-Time Equivalents
6
Employees
2
Volunteers
2
Service providers

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Chronic diseases
  • Cardiovascular illnesses
  • Dermatology

Stage of development:

  • Routine project/operational

Area where initiative is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Initiative start date

  • 04/28/2016

Initiative end date

  • 04/28/2021

Financing

Financing method

  • Intergovernmental or international agency

Economic model(s)

  • Income generated by beneficiaries
  • Subsidies

About the initiative

Solving the doctor shortage:

The solution shortens the distance that separates communities from health centres and provides assistance (medical advice, prevention and guidelines, monitoring) to patients in managing their health problems.

MedecinDirect is a platform for medical expertise (home to over 30 doctors) where patients can discuss their health concerns with doctors. The service is available online and over the phone.

Fields of application:

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

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Entire population
  • Sick people
  • Pregnant women
  • Patient family/entourage

Initiative objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Improved treatment

Key figures

25000 Number of beneficiaries since launch

25 Number of users per Month

Materials used

  • Cellular (mobile) phone
  • Smartphone
  • Computer

Technologies used

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

Offline use

Yes

Open Source

No

Open Data

No

Independent evaluation

No

Partners

Collaborators

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