October 15

MPharma, a Telehealth Pioneer Out of Ghana, Gets Physical With 100 Virtual Centers Across Africa

By Annie Njanja

The potential for telehealth across Africa is vast and promising as mobile connectivity deepens, and innovations that could potentially bridge the doctor-patient ratio gap increase, according to a Deloitte report.

One company that is planning to drive the wave of telemedicine across the continent, as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, is mPharma, a Ghanaian health tech startup that is set to open 100 virtual centers across seven markets in Africa over the next six months.

As it rolls out these centers, mPharma said its end goal is to deliver quality primary care in communities they serve by providing medical examinations, a service the startup’s co-founder and CEO Gregory Rockson said lacks in most telemedicine structures.

Source: TechCrunch (link opens in a new window)

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