Abijan, Cote d’Ivoire—July 31, 2020—Zencey, LLC, the largest and most comprehensive telehealth platform operating in Africa, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Cote d’Ivoire’s (Ivory Coast’s) Ministry of Health to launch the “Tele-Covid” project. The project has the goal of improving the quality of patient care in hospitals in greater Abidjan and in the interior of the country. The Zencey platform allows hospitals to triage, screen and remotely monitor patients at their homes, especially the most vulnerable chronically ill patients.
“The best health outcomes often arise when the doctor can assess the patient prior to their referrals to treatment centers,” said Yaya Mbaoua, Founder and CEO of Zencey. “The telehealth process makes it possible to spot patients who are sick and need immediate care, even if they don’t feel particularly ill. At the same time, it can help avoid unnecessary trips and doctor visits, which saves everyone time and money.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has made the need for telehealth particularly urgent in Cote d’Ivoire. The government has been concerned that a major outbreak could overwhelm the country’s healthcare facilities. With telehealth, doctors can carefully triage potential COVID-19 cases and treat the most serious ones first—avoiding long hospital stays, deaths and the spread of the virus.
The Zencey App, which is free to download and affordable to use, enables patients to see a doctor regardless of location. “You can get access to quality care at home, at work, or while on vacation and have a live virtual visit with a doctor,” Mbaoua added.
Zencey is a privately owned startup offering a comprehensive Telehealth platform across the continent of Africa. The company did a soft launch in eight countries in 2019. The Zencey team successfully brought together key veterans from GlobalMed, IBM, HP and Pharma.
For more information, visit www.zencey.com
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