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.
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’’.
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.
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.