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Mobihealth International partners with 9Mobile to bring quality and affordable healthcare services to the finger-tips of Nigerians

Mobihealth International partners with 9Mobile to bring quality and affordable healthcare services to the finger-tips of Nigerians

Mobihealth International launches revolutionary integrated digital healthcare telemedicine app in Nigeria that will bridge the gap in Africa’s healthcare landscape.

Speaking at the launching ceremony on
Saturday 16th March 2019 at the prestigious Landmark Hotel London,
the Founder/CEO Dr Funmi Adewara, a UK based Physician of Nigerian heritage and
Cambridge trained Bioscience Entrepreneur said ‘’the explosive rate of adoption of
mobile technology across Africa and global digital revolution globally bodes
well for the future of telemedicine.

Mobihealth International partners with 9Mobile to bring quality and affordable healthcare services to the finger-tips of Nigerians

 Nigeria
is one of the fastest growing countries in mobile technology adoption with more
than 160m subscribers, 40% smart phone penetration, 3G/4G network that rivals
the US and Europe with more than $600m spent monthly on airtime and data. It is no longer
defensible that millions of people continue to die from preventable causes when
the technology exists to change the dismal narrative. Our mission is to provide
people in developing countries timely access to quality healthcare services
from around the world when they need it and the most cost-effective manner
through telemedicine! The quantity and quality of our doctors, multi-lingual
experts, the low-cost, and the speed of care are some of the unique
characteristics that set us apart from competitors. Our integrated model of
Telemedicine is particularly suitable for Africa as it addresses multiple pain
points in the provision of quality healthcare such as shortage of doctors,
brain drain, capital flight from medical tourism, exposure to counterfeit
medicines and unqualified personnel. I do not doubt that our model will
expedite the achievement of SDG-3 and I am very humbled that Mobihealth is
championing this cause.’’

According to The Chairman, Astute
Businessman, Philanthropist, Prince Nasir Ado Bayero, ‘’the partnership with
Mobihealth is in line with promises made to our customers of improved service
delivery in the New Year, with focus on exploring new grounds to satisfy our subscribers,
this partnership could not have come at a better time where millions of
Nigerian have suffered from the consequences of poor healthcare infrastructure,
shortage of doctors, counterfeit medicines, quackery and high cost of treatment
with millions of lives being lost annually to preventable causes. I am very
excited that Mobihealth has chosen 9Mobile as a worthy partner as it makes
inroad into the Nigerian market- I have no doubt that this  is a smart solution that will alleviate
sufferings for millions of people’’.

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According to the Executive Director of
9Mobile, Mr Abdul Ado, ‘’the partnership with Mobihealth International is in
furtherance to 9mobile’s commitment to delivering superior customer experience,
it is set to break many new grounds in 2019 by kick-starting a new strategic
direction with bold initiatives that guarantee optimum value to customers. “From
an aggressive enhancement of network capacity and innovative features to boost
HD voice and video/data services, LTE network coverage expansion to 15 new
cities, more innovative data offerings, including triple play and streaming
service, to digital services that support your everyday needs such as our 9Pay
payment service, we are set to break fallow grounds in emerging areas like
Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine Learning capabilities to drive superior
customer experience and Digital Health App is certainly an exciting addition to
our portfolio’’.

According to the President of Medical
Association of Nigerians Across Great Britain, MANSAG, Mr Ibrahim Bolaji,
Consultant O&G. Mobihealth’s innovative solution will provide the platform
for Nigerian doctors in the diaspora to give back to the Country thereby
converting brain drain to brain gain. He reiterated the commitment of MANSAG to
work with Mobihealth.

Mobihealth International, a UK based
Integrated telemedicine start-up is viewed as a disruptive innovative company
that will provide immediate relieve to millions of Nigerians and Africans at
large seeking medical care. Through it’s One-stop telemedicine app - the first
of its kind in Africa – millions of people in Nigeria will now have access
to immediate medical help anytime, anywhere from a mobile phone. Mobihealth is
building a global database of >100k Medical experts licensed to practice in
the USA, Europe, Canada, Australia, Africa, UAE, Asia and other carefully
selected countries of the world who will consult with patients through its mobile
and web app providing access to medical experts within minutes through user’s
smart phone and across various medical specialties. Other services will include
booking of investigations, prescription services, delivery of genuine
medications to door steps of subscribers, home health and mobile clinics for
rural areas.

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The company which has partnered with
reputable laboratories, hospitals, pharmacies and logistic firms to complement
its revolutionary video consultation app. Through the app, doctors will be able
to make referrals and appointment booking with best specialist in Nigeria for
those who may need further evaluation locally giving them access to fast-track
medical services. Additionally, subscribers will have their medical record at
hand and be able to manage any chronic medical conditions better-with a doctor
only a phone call away. This is a game changer!

The intervention will reduce the visit
to Hospitals and emergency rooms by more than 65%, improve healthcare outcome
for patients, reduce stress, anxiety, cost and also reduces healthcare
expenditure when subscriber travels overseas as they can use certain features
from their plans abroad. Furthermore, the platform provides avenue for training
and retraining of healthcare work force in line with best global practices.

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