TC4A launches its East Africa business in Kenya to boost universal healthcare coverage through digital innovation
Tech Care for All (TC4A), has announced the launch of its East Africa business, to be headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. The social impact company dedicated to improving health outcomes in Africa and Asia, says it is aspiring to be a key contributor to the achievement of universal healthcare by marrying technology with the transformation of local health ecosystems across both public and private sectors.
The company has partnered with Kenyan firm Savannah Informatics, a key player in eHealth software. TC4A East Africa will offer solutions to help patients to access quality care, doctors and other providers to increase their skills, and health leaders to make informed decisions as they tackle challenging issues such as Kenya’s “double burden” of both infectious diseases and now increasingly, non-communicable diseases like hypertension and diabetes.
The launch of Tech Care for All East Africa was marked by an official gathering of players of the healthcare ecosystem, including Nairobi Hospital CEO Dr. Gordon Odundo and Kenya Healthcare Foundation Chair Dr. Ammit Thakkar, along with Dr. John Muthee who is Managing Director & Co-Founder of Savannah Informatics.
“We are very happy to partner with Tech Care for All and we are looking forward to work with them to adapt their digital health technologies to Kenya & East Africa specific needs” said Muthee.
Tech Care for All East Africa will be represented by its inaugural CEO Dr. Benson Chuma as well as Mr. Emmanuel Blin, its founder and global CEO. The company says it will strives to offer comprehensive digital products to address the major pain points and most urgent needs faced by lower-middle income countries like Kenya, such as inequities between urban and rural areas and chronic workforce shortages.
Among its current offerings include Medical Learning Marketplace, a worldwide medical platform that connects doctors and nurses to their expert colleagues for in-person, peer-to-peer training and continuing medical education. eLearning via both synchronous and self-paced courses will also be offered with the aims of strengthening centers of training excellence and building up online communities of practice among different specialties.
The company will also offer telediagnosis and telemedicine which is TC4A’s integrated consultation, diagnostics and lab ‘in-a-box’ platform seen by many as a key component to boost healthcare access very cost-effectively and deliver affordable care to the hardest-to-reach and poorest populations.
It will also offer mobile-friendly, online/offline Electronic Health Record (EHR) through a , intuitive EHR application enables healthcare providers to capture key data at the point of care, guides them with alerts and tips, has integrated analytics, and can “talk to” other data systems in order to communicate health data.