Fri. Sep 20th, 2019

Tele-Health to be a turning point for the Middle East



With a population of nearly 580 million individuals, the Middle East has, time and time again, has had a rocky road in establishing a sturdy and operational healthcare system. Long-lasting ailments, including obesity, diabetes, etc. underwent a drastic rise since the year 2015. They have proven to be deadly to nearly 1.7 million individuals every year in the area. This dramatic number is owed to some unhealthy routines, such as bad eating habits, little to no physical exercise, etc., of the people living in the Eastern Mediterranean area.

If you’re wondering how technology stepped in to make way for an operational healthcare network. The Middle East and North Africa region is slowly but surely moving towards online healthcare consultancies. Middle Easterners are increasingly on a lookout for tech-based solutions to their issues including their medical problems.

Artificial intelligence is able to deal with the main issues of healthcare in this region, which are access, efficiency, and affordability.

Technology would aim to provide a platform where users do not only have access to efficient medical services but also to limitless medical data regarding numerous general topics, consequently reducing the pressures of the expenses of medical consultation.

I believe artificial intelligence has considerable potential for refining healthcare in the Mena area, specifically Egypt and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Egypt and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia both urgently require an efficient healthcare system so their citizens have access to inexpensive and good-quality medical treatments.

The plan is to have AI technology deliver personalized and inexpensive care at a faster rate with fewer errors.

We initiated a program in February of 2019 together with WE Telecom, in Egypt, in order to deliver 1 million free-of-cost telehealth consultations. This program focuses on the Upper Egypt governorates, attaining a momentous milestone of delivering more than 60,000 telehealth consultations each month. This is how we intend to provide healthcare for the masses.