Development of a platform to put patients in contact with healthcare professionals/establishments
Main beneficiary countries:Congo - Kinshasa - Gabon - Congo - Brazzaville - Cameroon
Country of origin: Congo - Kinshasa
Healthcare themes targeted
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Area where initiative is utilised
Initiative start date
The idea behind WapiMED was make healthcare professionals more accessible to communities in Sub-Saharan Africa through new ICT and greater mobile internet coverage in a region subject to “medical desertification” (not enough healthcare staff to deliver sufficient care to local communities).
The added value of the solution is as follows: • Find the nearest healthcare professionals in just a few click. • Make an appointment. • Find out how to get to the professional’s address using GPS. • Gain an insight into what other patients think of the healthcare professional. • Find additional information that may inform users’ choices (opening times, specialisms treated, costs, etc.).
To date, competition is limited to basic directories that do not show how far away a doctor, hospital, of pharmacy is, and do not offer route suggestions for getting there or any additional information.
La concurrence à ce jour se limite à des annuaires basiques qui ne permettent pas déterminer la distance par rapport à un médecin, un hôpital ou une pharmacie, ne proposent pas l’itinéraire ou d’informations complémentaires.
- Bringing patients and healthcare professionals/establishments into contact
28000 Number of beneficiaries since launch
3100 Number of users per Month