ConnectHealth Brings Prescription Delivery and Telehealth to Africa

By: Alyson Wyers - Apr 27, 2016
References: & techcrunch
Delivery-based services are becoming increasingly popular not just in the West, but around the world, including prescription delivery in Africa. Startup ConnectHealth is addressing the issue of access to healthcare in Kenya with telemedicine. Using mobile phones, the new venture allows people in Kenya to get a private consultation with a doctor that day.

This is especially helpful to people who live in remote villages and might not have a health care center or doctor's office nearby. The ConnectHealth app arranges phone call or video chat consultations and can also help users find the right doctor. Payments can be made with an M-PESA account. The result is less time and money spent on transportation, less waiting in lines and receiving qualified medical advice.