babyl technologies improve medical services delivery

On 12 January 2018 at 07:53

Partnering with the Rwandan Government, babyl is officially delivering the first ever full digital healthcare service in East Africa using a new artificial Intelligence tool dubbed “Chatbot”.

This cutting edge technology was launched by babyl in 2016, and since then, it delivers accessible healthcare to 750,000 Rwandans. The digital service can be accessed from anywhere, meaning people don’t have to make long trips to the nearest clinic or wait in long queues for doctors. Prescriptions can also be sent to the patient’s phone and dispensed at a pharmacy partnering with babyl.

The Memorandum Of Understanding signed by the Ministry of Health with the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) means babyl’s digital service will be available across Rwanda.

With this service, Rwanda becomes a beacon in East Africa using the most advanced health technology and artificial intelligence and making it available to the population. It gives Rwandan’s access to high quality healthcare through their mobile phones, including cutting edge artificial intelligence symptom checking and live telephone consultations with trained nurses and doctors.

Accordinng to Rwandan Health minister, Dr Diane Gashumba, the possibilities to improve healthcare at every level of the healthcare system become endless.

"Rwanda was the first country in the world to see drones delivering blood units to health facilities. Now the Government of Rwanda is embracing cutting edge technology by partnering with babyl to ensure that every Rwandan who needs healthcare can access it. ", said Dr Diane Gashumba

Harmonizing with the health minister, Tracey McNeil, CEO of babyl said that with the help of technology; the health sector would be effectively made accessible for all.

“We live in a world where over 50% of the population has little or no access to healthcare yet increasingly, most of us carry a mobile phone in our pocket. babyl’s mission is to harness technology to put accessible and affordable healthcare in the hands of every Rwandan. I am proud that this partnership means Rwanda is one of the first countries to offer its entire population accessible healthcare wherever and whenever they need it.”, said Tracey McNeil, CEO babyl