THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE, IN AFRICA
Our mission is to use technology to connect patients with doctors. By taking advantage of the growing use of smartphones and connectivity in Africa, we aim to facilitate access to quality healthcare for millions of people living in Cameroon, and ultimately Africa. Technology enables us to remove geographic barriers, eliminate time constrains and ultimately, reduce costs of consultations.
WHAT WE DO
We are leveraging technology to provide accessible and affordable medical care to all Cameroonians, and eventually, all Africans.
To become the premier telemedicine platform in Africa, that connects patients with healthcare providers.
Remove geographic barriers (distance) to physician access
The convenience of on-demand consultations
Partnering with laboratories, pharmacies, and clinics
Use technology (electronic health record) to facilitate care
Enable people to live happy and healthier lives
WELLCAM IS SOLVING PROBLEMS
Our solution is aimed at solving the 5 key problems with healthcare delivery in Cameroon, and Africa as a whole.
Challenges include weak public health leadership, weak management and poor resource allocation
Low service delivery due to poor structural infrastructure, unreliable supply systems
Corruption diverts much-needed resources, bureaucracy delays much needed improvements
Low investments in health, and lack of health financing policies and strategic plans
Sub-Saharan Africa has the most severe health workforce shortage, with many seeking opportunities abroad
References: Kirigia, Joses. Barry, Saiou. “Health Challenges in Africa and the Way Forward.” National Center for Biotechnology Information: The International Archives of Medicine, vol 1: 27, 2008, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2615747. Accessed 24 November 2019.