Fondation Pierre Fabre

Telemedicine and teleconsultation platform on smartphone

Main beneficiary countries:
Cameroon - Mali - France - Congo - Kinshasa - Côte d’Ivoire - Gabon

About the sponsor

mh-or entreprise

mh-or is a company that was established in 2017 in Cameroon, and one of its main activities is telemedicine. The idea is that anyone with a smartphone or tablet can access medical advice and guidance from a professional doctor.

Sector: Industrial: Startups, enterprises, etc.

Country of origin: Cameroon

The organisation has:

18
Full-Time Equivalents
4
Employees
14
Volunteers
1
Service provider

Initiative overview

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Mother and child health
  • Primary healthcare
  • Nutrition
  • Malaria/paludism
  • Infectious diseases
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Chronic diseases
  • Oral health
  • Dermatology
  • Mental health

Stage of development:

  • Routine project/operational

Area where initiative is utilised

  • International (in several countries)

Initiative start date

  • 04/17/2017

Financing

Financing method

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

Economic model(s)

  • Income generated by beneficiaries
  • Advertising

About the initiative

Problem to solve: lack of doctors in Cameroon and Africa. According to the WHO, there is one doctor for every 10,000 people in Cameroon (2011). Thanks to the platform, a doctor can consult dozens of people without the need to travel.

The solution allows patients to stay where they are. Access to a doctor is facilitated by smartphones, regardless of where the patient is and at any time.

THAT HEALTH AGAIN (“thea”) is a telemedicine platform operating throughout French-speaking and English-speaking Africa, as well as in French-speaking and English-speaking countries in Europe and America. It is designed to improve access to healthcare through digital technology. The idea is to allow each person, whether or not they are suffering, to consult with a doctor without needing to travel and receive a remote solution regardless of where they live. Thanks to thea, the patient can now consult securely with a doctor, as well as schedule an appointment.

Fields of application:

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

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

Key figures

60000 Number of beneficiaries since launch

6500 Number of users per Month

Materials used

  • Smartphone
  • Tablet
  • Computer

Technologies used

  • 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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