Africa’s Healthcare Technology Revolution

Just came across this awesome BBC News article by Fiona GrahamTechnology opens the doors of Africa’s health sector. Please read it. To para-quote:-

“Technology allows us to have quality healthcare at scale,” says Penda Health’s Stephanie Koczela.

“I think that most of the health care providers that we’re competing with don’t use technology at all to supplement their systems,” says Ms Koczela.

“They’re all paper records, their drugs are often out of stock. We have a system that gives us a warning if any of our drugs are expired, and it forces our providers to dispose of those drugs immediately.”

Great to learn about organisations like Penda Health, Computer Aid International (more on their ZubaBox in later posts) and AMREF, all using technology to make a real difference in healthcare.

Suitably inspired, I’m ending on a quote by @ILLUMlNATIAct as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

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