HPIC’s Telemedicine project brings healthcare to rural communities in Kenya

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally. Most of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries like Kenya, where noncommunicable diseases are responsible for 33% of all deaths. This growing epidemic is straining health services as NCDs now account for more than half of total hospital admissions in the country.

A nurse at Lukoye Health Centre seeing one of her patients via online consultation on the MDconsults app (Source: HPIC).

Additionally, 60% of the Kenyan population lives in rural areas, but 80% of healthcare facilities are located in urban areas, meaning many Kenyans cannot even access healthcare services.

Using information and communication technology, HPIC’s telemedicine project connects patients living in Kakamega County, Kenya with healthcare practitioners at three Kenyan health centres, offering them quality clinical care and prescriptions without the need to travel long distances.

Learn more about HPIC’s Telemedicine project in Kenya here.

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