Kenya’s Zuri Health has partnered with Expresso Senegal to expand its operations into Senegal.
In January, Zuri Health announced the launch of a mobile app that allows users to book appointments with any doctor or hospital in their area, order lab tests, communicate with practitioners through chat or video, and schedule home visits.
Users can get prescription and over-the-counter medication online and have them delivered to their doorstep through the app’s Pharmacy section. The app includes an SMS feature that allows it to reach a large range of people who don’t have access to WAP or internet-enabled devices.
In partnership with Expresso Senegal, the startup has now expanded into Senegal, allowing Expresso members to effortlessly join up for Zuri and begin chatting and consulting with a doctor over SMS.
Patients will receive real-time and reliable response from certified doctors, affordable healthcare, and secure and protected private health information.
“We are very excited to be working with Expresso Senegal as our telco partner in Senegal. At Zuri Health, we have taken into cognizance Africa’s unique challenges and offered medical consultation via SMS service to take care of the over 65 per cent of the population without access to smartphones or the internet. Patients are now able to consult with a doctor from as low as CFA30. Our commitment to offering quality, affordable and accessible healthcare is the key reason we have partnered with Expresso Senegal,” said Ikechukwu Arthur Anoke, founder and CEO at Zuri Health.
“It is with great satisfaction that Expresso Senegal and Zuri Health are launching together the health app under the name Zuri Health. This is a major innovation in the Senegalese healthcare ecosystem, allowing our company to once again contribute to the solution of the challenges the population faces in accessing a first-resort physician for guidance and referrals,” said Radi Almamoun, acting CEO at Expresso Senegal.