Our response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Strong health systems in developed economies have been pushed to the limit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our communities in low- and middle-income countries have far weaker health systems and needed fast action.
We acted quickly to accelerate new and existing digital health services to combat COVID-19 – the disease itself, the barriers it has created to essential health services on the ground, and the broader economic consequences for people’s livelihoods. Our focus has been to not only protect against COVID-19 now, but work with partners to strengthen primary healthcare systems for the future.
This has included…
- Equipping thousands of community health workers to combat COVID-19 and other health conditions through our reach52 mediconnect platform.
- Expanding our reach52 marketplace of affordable medicines, insurance and health products for more communities, including launching into India
- Delivering a new teledoctor service for remote consultations and prescriptions in the Philippines.
- Launching health chatbots in India, Cambodia, The Philippines, Senegal and Kenya, including a COVID-19 Information and Symptom Checker to help prevent community transmission and save lives.