Friday
July 29
2016

Rwanda: Babyl Launches Digital Healthcare System

A new digital health care system for patients to access doctors through their mobile devices was introduced yesterday at the opening of this year’s trade exhibition in Gikondo, Kigali.

The service will allow smart phone holders to download an app while those with feature phones access the service through a USSD code.

Ali Parsa, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Babyl said with the current global population, mobile phones could be used in bridging the gap for affordable health service delivery in all places.

“We live in a world where over 50 percent of the population has little or no access to healthcare yet increasingly, most of us carry a mobile phone in our pockets. So the question for us was ‘can we put most of the healthcare people need on their mobile phone and deliver it to them wherever they are at affordable costs?” said Parsa.

Source: All Africa (link opens in a new window)

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Health Care
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healthcare technology, mobile phones, rural healthcare delivery