A company working in satellite communications and two companies working in e-health have announced a partnership aiming to offer accessible healthcare in Africa through e-health solutions.
Satellite communications solutions provider AXESS Networks, along with integrated e-health telemedicine and health management company Wazima Health, and COMITAS e-Health, a telemedicine service provider, have announced the partnership, which, they say, brings together the expertise and resources of three of the most innovative companies in this field.
By leveraging the latest technologies and tools, the companies say they will provide access to medical services, including screening, diagnosis, and treatment, to people in areas with limited access to healthcare.
AXESS provides satellite, fibre and wireless communications solutions, including, among other services, VSAT networks and project management expertise. Wazima focuses on point-of-care screening, access to diagnosis, electronic health records referral, medicines, monitoring and support for continuous care.
COMITAS e-Health specialises in the provision of professional telemedicine services, hardware and software that efficiently support the remote medical exploration of any kind of patients.
The partners say they share a common goal: to make quality healthcare in Africa more accessible. With this in mind, they have developed comprehensive solutions for the provision of telemedicine services via satellite in remote areas, making it possible for patients to receive medical care without having to travel to a healthcare facility.
Services are made available in specialist sites like medical care centres, hospitals, pharmacies or diagnostic centres where medical professionals are located in real time, as well as in remote sites, equipped with a remote medical examination system.
A further service offered is medical assistance and consultancy by graduates in medicine and surgery. The service can also involve doctors sharing or discussing digital X-ray images.