In Uganda there is 1 doctor per every 13,000 people, which translates into an inefficient and overcrowded healthcare service. In addition to this the 84% of Ugandans live in rural areas, away from hospitals, which makes it really complex for Ugandans to access health care.
With a group of MBA candidates from Imperial College London we travelled to Uganda, to do user research and test some initial ideas. This is how SasaDoc was born, a social for profit enterprise which means access to a doctor now, in swahili.
SasaDoc is a service that enhance the access to doctors in Uganda through telephone consultations. For a very low cost we are able to connect a doctor with those patients who are able to pay for it, and this allows us to deliver free phone consultation for those who can’t pay. Enabling the access to Ugandans to medical care by reducing the time and money the spend and in the 50% of the cases avoiding that they go to a hospital at all, liberating space in hospitals in Uganda to treat more urgent conditions.
Collaborators: Charlyne Lefebvre-Paillé, Darren Buckle, Jonathan O’Keeffe, Joseph Lai, Richard Lambie, Stefan Bruegmann and Tom Gray