Diagnostic Facilities modernizing the West African Healthcare system
Our organization sets up medical diagnostic facilities which local doctors and pharmacists can use to prescribe diagnostic tests such as X-ray for bone fractures, ultrasound for expecting mothers, and HIV tests for at-risk children.
Providing West African Physicians with access to life-saving Diagnostic tools
Curving Global Antibiotic Resistance Abroad
Hospitals in Western Africa have a very limited supply of medical diagnostic machines. When a patient comes in with any type of medical concern, antibiotics are often overprescribed as a preventative measure due to the doctor’s inaccessibility to run tests to determine proper diagnosis. Antibiotics can fight against infection caused by bacteria, but not against parasites, or viruses. Without diagnostic tests it is often difficult to determine if the ailment or illness effecting the patient is a bacteria, viruses, or parasite. The overprescription of antibiotics is creating bacterial strains that become tolerant to antibiotics (One of our only clinical defenses against bacteria). MERSA and Antibiotic Resistant Tuberculosis are some common examples of antibiotic resistant bacteria that are spreading globally with a high mortality rate. Through our medical diagnostic facilities, Afrilab is making diagnostic tests accessible in third world regions where overprescribing antibiotics is most prominent.
Implemented a fast bike messenger service
Our growing bike messenger division allows us to collect life-saving test samples and offer blood bank messenger services in real time to achieve better patient outcomes. A few minutes saved may result in lives saved!
Implementing free patient portals and medical databases
Afrilab has also partnered with AfriHealth to positively effect patient outcomes by promoting and giving away free medical information systems to take hospitals and pharmacies off the paper standard and into the digital age. Hospitals, pharmacies and clinics are not technologically integrated throughout most of western Africa, this imposes challenges for many physicians making it nearly impossible to access patient records. The fully integrated software provided by AfriHealth’s engineers allows hospitals and pharmacies to utilize software to manage their patient data free of charge.
Financial Incentives Effectively Changing Cultural Norms
Our facilities market a large commission to practitioners for prescribing tests. We provide them with a online login and portal to keep track of their earnings and patient records from their phone. Our system financially incentivizes West African physicians to prescribe a series of diagnostic tests. Pharmacists have also been readily prescribing tests selling antibiotics when necessary because they are still able to make a living and have financial outcome regardless of the patient need.
Using our data to partner with research institutions
Afrilab’s databases currently account for up to 200 medical data variables as well as patient socioeconomic data. We hope to partner with more research institutions in providing data to research potential local and global preventative care.
Currently providing medical diagnostic services for 47 hospitals, 23 Pharmacies, and growing rapidly
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