Using Telemedicine to Provide Affordable Healthcare Solutions


As access to affordable healthcare continues to pose a huge burden on the African continent despite insurance schemes put in place by the government as well as the implementation of policies aimed at achieving universal health coverage, Wellahealth has restated its commitment to empower marginalised communities through its affordable healthcare technology solutions.

According to recent findings, 90 per cent of Nigerians have to pay from their pocket for their healthcare expenses; aggravating the burden of poverty. Also, an alarming 97 per cent of Nigerians lack health insurance to address frequent or common illnesses such as malaria, diarrhoea, and diabetes.

The report has it that 2021 alone witnessed over 200,000 deaths as a result of malaria in Nigeria, affecting an additional 61 million individuals. However the people find the statistics rather preposterous as they claim that Malaria can be categorised in the same class as the common cold.

Leading providers in Nigeria such as WellaHealth, collaborate with local healthcare facilities, clinics, hospitals, and pharmacies to ensure that medical attention is accessible within communities. Leveraging digital innovation, Wellahealth infuses telemedicine and other services at a cost-effective rate, to ensure that marginalised groups can benefit from modern healthcare solutions.

Identifying some significant obstacles to micro health insurance, Wellahealth’s Marketing and Communications Lead, Mr. Joseph Okoroafor, said in a statement that micro health insurance programs frequently relied on a delicate balance between premium collection and payment of claims. Hence the offering by the organisation.




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