Zuri Health announces its launch in Senegal through a partnership with Expresso Senegal. The partnership between Zuri Health and Expresso Senegal look to revolutionize e-health in Senegal and Africa at large. This application of mobile technologies in the healthcare sector is a way of providing high-quality and easily accessible medical care at an affordable cost.
Acting Expresso Senegal CEO Radi Almamoun said, “It is with great satisfaction that Expresso Senegal and Zuri Health are launching together the health app under the name Zuri Health.” Founder and CEO at Zuri Health, Ikechukwu Arthur Anoke said, “Patients are now able to consult with a doctor from as low as 30 CFA franc.”
This merger of technology and healthcare will provide value across the entire chain. How this works is any Senegalese Expresso Telecom subscriber will send a keyword to 28008 to subscribe to the service upon which he then chats and consults with their doctor via SMS.
Patients then get real-time and reliable responses from certified doctors, affordable healthcare, secure and protected private health information. Most of the users in Senegal who lack access to internet-enabled devices or smartphones can receive first-level medical consultation from qualified medical professionals through SMS.
Expresso Senegal is a telecoms operator and subsidiary of Expresso Telecom group offering services adapted to calls, internet, and SMS through 4G technology and business roaming solutions. Based in Kenya, Zuri Health taps into a wealth of databases of medical specialists, pharmacies,
laboratories and diagnostic centers to offer affordable and accessible healthcare solutions to disenfranchised individuals across Sub-Saharan Africa.