Egypt: Digital health platform achieves milestone for its remote medical advice campaign
Source: Middle East Insurance Review | Jun 2019
Altibbi, a leading digital health platform in the MENA region, has achieved a milestone in its ‘One Million Free Medical Consultations’ initiative, providing 50,000 free consultations in only two months and receiving 87,567 consultation requests on the app.
In a statement, Altibbi said the initiative is considered to be “the largest free, remote medical advice campaign done via voice calls and text messages”.
In February 2019, Altibbi partnered with Egyptian NGO T20 and Telecom Egypt - WE to launch the initiative with the aim of alleviating the burden of medical consultation costs for Egyptians and providing them with accessible and high-quality healthcare.
During the first two months of the campaign, the users’ enquiries included a wide variety of topics such as reproductive and digestive health to musculoskeletal and dermatological issues.
“The results so far are extremely rewarding, and the fact that most of the consultations came from Upper Egypt governorates signifies the relevance of free consultations to those governorates with the lowest average income,” said Mr Jalil Allabadi, founder and CEO of Altibbi.
In order to achieve the campaign objectives, Altibbi built a network of doctors who provided approximately 1,000 consultations per day across nine Middle Eastern countries. The campaign will carry on for the coming months, with a constant mission to connect patients to local doctors for efficient and anonymous medical consultations, in line with Altibbi’s aim to revolutionise traditional medicine in Egypt. M