Fondation Pierre Fabre

Improving the quality of medical decisions by connecting every doctor in Africa

Main beneficiary countries:
Benin - Niger - Congo - Kinshasa - Guinea - Senegal - Mali - Algeria - Burkina Faso

About the sponsor


REMA (African Doctors' Exchange Network) is a remote medical assistance service dedicated to doctors working in Africa.

Sector: Industrial: Startups, enterprises, etc.

Country of origin: Benin

The organisation has:

Full-Time Equivalents
Service provider

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Emergency services
  • Medical errors

Stage of development:

  • Routine project/operational

Area where initiative is utilised

  • International (in several countries)

Initiative start date

  • 07/10/2017


Financing method

  • Concerning the founders' own fund

Economic model(s)

  • Revenue generated by the beneficiaries/healthcare facilities
  • Subsidies
  • Advertising

About the initiative

Because of the sparsity of infrastructures and doctors on the African continent, it is difficult for professionals to exchange with each other and keep themselves informed.

REMA offers a simple, easy-to-use and easily accessible solution which allows real-time exchanges between user doctors.

The application guarantees medical secrecy and total confidentiality of the clinical cases published in REMA, initially through its general conditions of use and confidentiality policy and then by verifying the professional status of users. In order to simplify the publication of clinical cases on which doctors may require a second opinion, an editing tool is included in the application.

REMA aims to improve the quality of medical decisions by connecting every doctor in Africa through a mobile application. In fact, REMA is a professional medical network that allows doctors practising exclusively in Africa to publish, discuss, resolve specific patients' cases and work together in real time regardless of distance.

The aim of REMA is to facilitate physician’s access to information, knowledge and their colleagues' experiences. REMA will not in any circumstances provide opinions or comments on the user doctors' discussions on the platform. REMA provides a professional framework conducive to medical collaboration

Fields of application:

Health professional training - Telemedicine (remote diagnosis and consultations)

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)

Initiative objectives

  • Decreased mortality
  • Improved treatment
  • Patient safety

Key figures

2000 Number of beneficiaries since launch

1800 Number of users per Month

Materials used

  • Smartphone
  • Tablet

Technologies used

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

Offline use


Open Source


Open Data


Independent evaluation