Fondation Pierre Fabre

Provision of telemedicine consultations and online telementoring nursing education platform for rural and remote clinics

Main beneficiary country:

About the sponsor

Zimbabwe Telemedicine Network

Sector: Health: Healthcare professionals and structures

Country of origin: Zimbabwe

The organisation has:

Full-Time Equivalent
Service provider

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

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

Stage of development:

  • Pilot project/testing/trials

Area where initiative is utilised

  • Provincial/regional (in one region of a single country)

Initiative start date

  • 10/01/2015

Initiative end date

  • 12/31/2019


Financing method

  • Self fundarasing from volunteers and friends of Zimbabwe telemedicine network

Economic model(s)

  • Donations

About the initiative

The initiative has addressed the challenge of access for both patients and rural based nurses. Patients now access doctors online and improved quality of care whereas nurses get access to quality education online.

The solution has enhanced quality of care and also enhanced nursing education.

The initiative is providing online video conferencing consultations and online teleeducation material for rural and remote clinics in Nyanga District. Clinics have been connected with internet and equipment to be able to get online. Patients who used to travel long distances to the district Hospital are now consulted online on the platform. Nurses get access to online video tutorials and notes.

Fields of application:

Health professional training - Telemedicine (remote diagnosis and consultations)

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • 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
  • Provision of nursing education

Key figures

15000 Number of beneficiaries since launch

5 Number of users per Day

Materials used

  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer

Technologies used

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

Offline use


Open Source


Open Data


Independent evaluation