Tag: kenya

African innovation is booming. From making life a bit easier for Africans in rual parts of Africa to saving lives, many Africans are thinking innovation from their own point of view. 

We've actually quoted Professor V. Kasturi "Kash" Rangan before but the quote is still very relevant. He teaches a course in Business at the Base of the Pyramid at Harvard University and says in this article that: 

The mistake a lot of us (Westerners) make is to look at the folks at the base of the pyramid and assume that they must need the same types of services we need.


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Kenya, a country with some of the best safari parks in the world and some of the best athletic runners, you probably wouldn't expect Kenya to have a ratio of patients to doctors of 6,000 to 1. Kenya has more than 25 million mobile phones which means that apps potentially have a great chance of becoming very successful.


In November 2011 the mobile app MedAfrica was launched. The app works on both smartphones and less powerful feature phones and makes it much easier for Kenyans to get in touch with a doctor. Once the app is downloaded you can check your symptoms in the symptom checker - that way the patient can make a decision on whethe...

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