Affordable, accessible healthcare is still out of reach in many African countries, but innovative technology can greatly improve conditions. By Chelsea Lotz
Healthcare in Africa is vital – literally a matter of life or death. It defines the way people live, before and after an illness. However, for many people, decent healthcare is unaffordable or inaccessible. Africa remains the continent most in need of healthcare infrastructure, personnel, and equipment. Lack of access to healthcare is still a critical factor that creates difficulties for elderly, disabled, and economically disadvantaged people – particularly those living in remote locations.
For two decades, Health System Technologies (HST) has provided nearly 400 health-tech sites throughout Africa. By harnessing the power of telecommunications, the company delivers solution-based “telemedicine” services that drive results and assist in maintaining and restoring physical, mental, and emotional well-being.