What is Hepatitis?

Hepatitis refers to an inflammatory condition of the liver. It is commonly the result of a viral infection such as hepatitis B and C but also from heavy alcohol use, toxins, some medications, and certain medical conditions.

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis B is an infection caused by hepatitis B. This type of hepatitis is often an ongoing, chronic condition transmitted by contact with HBV in body fluids, such as blood, vaginal secretions, or semen.

The tiniest amount can cause an infection and make you sick. It can also be transmitted through childbirth from an infected mother, sex with an infected person, sharing personal items like toothbrushes, etc.

Hepatitis B attacks the liver and can cause acute and chronic liver disease, including cancer.

Signs and Symptoms of Hepatitis B

The signs and symptoms of hepatitis range from mild to severe, and they usually appear about one to four months after infection, although you could see them as early as two weeks post-infection. Some people, generally young children, may not have any symptoms.

Hepatitis B signs and symptoms may include:

  1. Abdominal pain
  2. Dark urine
  3. Fever
  4. Joint pain
  5. Loss of appetite
  6. Nausea and vomiting
  7. Weakness and fatigue
  8. Yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes (jaundice)

Complications of hepatitis

Because hepatitis affects the liver, people with chronic hepatitis B are at risk of:

  • chronic liver disease
  • cirrhosis
  • liver cancer

When your liver stops functioning normally, liver failure can occur. Complications of liver failure include:

  • bleeding disorders
  • a buildup of fluid in your abdomen, known as ascites
  • increased blood pressure in portal veins that enter your liver, known as portal hypertension
  • kidney failure
  • hepatic encephalopathy, which can involve fatigue, memory loss, and diminished mental abilities
  • hepatocellular carcinoma, which is a form of liver cancer
  • death

Tips to reduce exposure to hepatitis B

  • not sharing needles
  • not sharing razors
  • not using someone else’s toothbrush
  • not touching spilled blood
  • Using barrier methods, such as condoms and dental dams, during sexual activity can help decrease the risk of infection.
  • Being health conscious


If you think you have signs or symptoms of hepatitis B, contact your doctor or use the Mobihealth consult app to get instant access to a professional healthcare provider.

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Health consciousness

What is Health Consciousness?

Health consciousness is the behavior and attitude of a person towards their health, diet, and lifestyle. It is the state of being aware of how healthy you are while willingly engaging in health-promoting activities, behavior, and lifestyle. Everyone needs to be conscious of how healthy they are. 

The state of being healthy can affect all the areas of our life. To be healthy, one has to be physically and mentally fit.

The phrase “health is wealth” promotes health consciousness. “You are what you eat” is another phrase encouraging one to adopt a healthy lifestyle. 

The foods we eat contain nutrients and minerals that we use for our daily physical and mental activities. Knowing how each of these can impair or improve our health is one way to ensure that you are aware of how the things you eat can affect your mental and physical wellbeing. It is also crucial in sustaining your current health status from good to best or bad to good.


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Importance of being health conscious. 

  1. It encourages and improves better health and eating habits.
  2. It can help you to avoid chronic illness.
  3. It improves your overall mood and wellbeing
  4. It helps you manage stress effectively.
  5. It influences your peace of mind.
  6. It improves your diet and daily activities. 
  7. It encourages self-discipline.
  8. It enhances cognitive performance at work and school.

Health consciousness is vital to an individual and their health care provider for many reasons. It helps your doctor know your health history and what’s needed to improve your overall wellbeing. It also influences numerous health activities that promote a healthy life through nutrition, exercise/fitness, effective management of stress, and care for the environment. 

For many individuals with health issues, staying health conscious helps them stay healthy and maintain their health issues by letting them know what to do for a prolonged healthy life towards managing their health.

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facts about Monkeypox Virus

Following the recent monkeypox virus outbreak, here are some interesting facts about Monkeypox virus that we should know.

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox virus belongs to the Orthopoxvirus genus variola virus (which causes smallpox), vaccinia virus (used in the smallpox vaccine), and cowpox virus. It has been around for a long time, but only in 1970 did it cause disease in humans. 

Four facts about Monkeypox Virus

  • Monkeypox is a zoonotic virus, meaning it spreads from animals to humans.
  • Monkeypox starts with fever, then general body aches, malaise, and muscle aches.
  • The incubation period for monkeypox is usually 7 to 14 days, but it can range from 5 to 21 days.
  • The monkeypox virus is transmitted to people from infected animals, entering through cuts in the skin, the respiratory tract, or the mucous membranes around the eyes or in the nose and mouth.

Monkeypox in Europe

  • 99% of cases reported in males
  • Most are between 21 and 40 years old.

Although we are advised not to panic, many have wondered about the mysterious virus, its causes, symptoms, and treatment.


Monkeypox virus is transmitted when one comes in contact with an animal or a person infected with the monkeypox virus. Animal-to-person transmission occurs through broken skin, bites, scratches, or direct contact with an infected animal’s blood, bodily fluids, etc.

Signs and symptoms of Monkeypox Virus

Early signs of monkeypox include flu-like symptoms such as:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen lymph nodes

After one to three days, a rash with raised bumps develops. The Monkeypox rash often starts on your face and then spreads to other parts of your body, including the palms of your hands and soles of your feet. These monkeypox rashes often begin as flat, red bumps. The bumps turn into blisters filled with pus. After several days, the blisters crust over and fall off.

Monkeypox treatment

There’s currently no proven, safe treatment available for monkeypox. Antiviral drugs may help. However, they have not been considered a treatment for monkeypox. Your doctor will monitor your condition and try to relieve your symptoms. Most people get better on their own without treatment.


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How to prevent the monkeypox virus

Tips to help prevent the fast spread of monkeypox:

  • Avoid contact with infected or dead animals.
  • Avoid contact with beddings contaminated with the virus.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water after coming into contact with an infected animal.
  • Cook all foods that contain animal meat or parts properly.
  • Avoid contact with people infected with the virus.
  • Use personal protective equipment like face shields when caring for infected persons.

How long does monkeypox last?

Monkeypox usually takes about two to four weeks to run its course.


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On Friday, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified a new variant of SARSCoV2, which is currently predominant in South Africa, as a “Variant of Concern” and called it Omicron. The Omicron strain of coronavirus emerges across Europe, with cases recorded in two people in the UK, two in Germany, and at least one in Italy as the latest variant of concern spreads worldwide.

It’s a fast-changing situation. Omicron’s genetic profile has raised concerns, but due to a lack of real-world data, no one knows the full extent of what it is capable of. As a result, it is unclear how serious of a threat it is. Many aspects of Omicron are being researched by researchers all over the world.

Transmissibility: It’s unclear whether Omicron is more transmissible than other variants, including the Delta variant. In South Africa, which is affected by this variant, the number of positive people has increased. However, epidemiological studies are ongoing to understand if it was due to Omicron or some other factor.

Disease Severity: It is not yet clear whether infection with Omicron causes more severe disease than infections with other variants, including Delta. Preliminary data suggest hospitalisation rates are increasing in South Africa, but this could be due to the increase in the total number of people becoming infected rather than a specific Omicron infection. There is currently no information to suggest that symptoms associated with Omicron are any different from other variants. The reported infections originally appeared in college students (younger people who tend to have the mildest illness), but understanding the severity of the Omicron variant will take days to several weeks. All variants of COVID19, including the delta variant, which is dominant worldwide, can lead to severe illness or death, especially in the most vulnerable, so prevention is always the key to success.

What are the chances of re-infection?

Preliminary evidence suggests that there may be an increased risk of reinfection with Omicron (i.e., people who have previously had COVID-19 may be more easily reinfected with Omicron) compared to other variants of concern but the data is limited.

Vaccine effectiveness: WHO collaborates with technical partners to better understand the potential impact of this variant on our existing countermeasures, including vaccines. Vaccines, including those against the dominant circulating variant, Delta, remain critical for reducing severe disease and death. Current vaccines continue to protect against severe illness and death.

Current test effectiveness: The widely used PCR tests continue to detect infection, including Omicron infection, as we have seen with other variants. In addition, there are ongoing studies to see if there is any effect on different types of tests, such as rapid antigen detection tests.

Current treatments’ efficacy: Corticosteroids and IL6 Receptor Blockers will continue to treat patients with severe COVID-19 effectively. Other treatments will be evaluated to see if they are still effective in light of the changes to the virus in the Omicron variant.

What guidelines UK Government measures against Omicron?

After the first two cases of the new variant were reported in Nottingham and Essex, the UK government announced that new arrivals to the UK must take a PCR test by the second day of their arrival and self-isolate until they have a negative result. Face coverings will also be required in shops and on public transportation in the UK beginning next week.

@mobihealthinternational offers a Day 2 Test, a Day 5 Test to Release, and a Day 2 & 8 Kit to suit everyone’s needs. The results are available in less than 24 hours (from the time of sample receipt).

Since the COVID19 pandemic, everything has changed, and travel restrictions are among the most complex issues we have met. Some countries have recently opened their borders to international travelers to boost their economies; these countries have also put new restrictions and rules that everyone must follow. However, with a negative Covid test before travelling, you can visit your destination country without worry.

What you need to know

  • Fit-to-fly COVID-19: MHI
    The Fit-to-fly COVID-19 certificate is proof that the holder has successfully produced a negative PCR test. If you fly out of the UK, you may be asked to provide a negative COVID19 test certificate. It is highly recommended to contact the airlines for specific clarifications and any formalities to avoid any delay or disappointment.
    You can find two kinds of fit to fly certificates in the UK that you need to know: A fit-to-fly standard certificate and a fit-to-fly COVID19 certificate.
    This fit-to-fly should not be confused with the standard certificate that is issued by a medical practitioner certifying your ability to fly safely. Conversely, a fit to fly COVID19 certificate proves that you have a negative COVID19 result.
  • PCR and Rapid Antigen Tests
    With our covid testing services, you can perform the PCR test at a nearby clinic or at home without visiting a clinic or doctor. Rapid antigen tests offer many advantages because they are easy to perform and produce results within 15 minutes. You have to swab your nose under the supervision of a telemedicine provider and wait for the test results.
    There are many benefits to getting tested from the comfort of your home, including: 

    1. Test yourself without having to go to a clinic or doctor
    2.  Less risk of exposure to coronavirus
    3. Regular testing
    4. Efficiency over time

  • Travelling To Nigeria
    All travelers to Nigeria must have confirmation of a negative Covid19 PCR test result 72 hours prior to departure. In addition, passengers travelling to Nigeria must complete a health declaration form online before boarding and upload their PCR test certificate to the online travel portal. You should also bring the test and result with you when you travel. Passengers must also book a new PCR test prior to travel by the 7th day of their arrival in Nigeria, and proof of this reservation will be required upon arrival. Mhi provides the best Covid test services in Nigeria.
  • Back in the UK
    “You can order your home test kits with MHI in just a few clicks.”
    At-home tests allow you to test regularly as more accessible; it can provide a sense of security when meeting friends and family for social occasions. They are helpful when you feel uncertain or slightly under the weather and not sure how you are feeling. For some countries, you must have proof of a rapid negative antigen test certificate to enter. It is still necessary to have evidence of a negative quick antigen test to return to the UK. To order any MHI covid home Antigen rapid tests for your trip, visit our website and select your desired test package. We will instantly process your covid test kit order and ship it to you after you have placed your order. MHI provides affordable Covid test services in the UK.
  • MHI: Listed Provider on Gov.UK
    If you have been looking for a rapid antigen test or PCR, We at Mobihealth offer different packages to meet your travelling needs. Our specialized team is at your disposal to provide you with the necessary guidelines for obtaining proof of suitability and advice for trips abroad. Requirements may vary by country and airline. In general, your fit-to-fly certificate can be rejected if it was presented to you weeks or months prior to the day of your trip. So to avoid obstacles, be sure to stick to the correct time frame. This is already a requirement for most airlines and countries; MHI products offer certified and accredited standard travel tests.
    MHI is on the list provided by the UK government for COVID19 travel tests, so you don’t have to worry about a possible rejection by your airlines. The COVID19-PCR test is well known and accepted by all airlines.

Postpartum care is the key recommended intervention to reduce maternal deaths around the globe. This intervention enables expert health professionals to diagnose potential complications and provide necessary guidance and treatment. Globally, more than half a million women die of complications due to pregnancy, childbirth, and complications in the postpartum period, and more than half the pregnancy-related deaths happen after childbirth. Telehealth provides you with a platform to seek postpartum advice and treatment from the comfort and privacy of your home, with an online specialist doctor.

Despite the alarmingly poor and inadequate maternal care, access to maternal health services and maternal mortality remains a great challenge around the world, and more so in poorer regions, such as Africa and Asia. In Africa, about 125,000 women die annually in the first week after delivery. With an estimated 59,000 maternal deaths annually, Nigeria contributes 10 percent of the world’s maternal deaths. Yet less than half of women seek postpartum care and services. Especially women from less privileged socio-economic backgrounds tend to suffer more in access to quality care. And so, now more than ever we need interventions to increase the use of postnatal care services which target women from disadvantaged communities.

In this regard, Telehealth platforms have been playing a vital role to provide healthcare services to populations with greater barriers to quality health services. These barriers include lack of health care facilities nearby, lack of specialist doctors, lack of information and awareness regarding postpartum healthcare practices and high costs associated with in-facility visits such as transportation. Since the past decade telehealth has revolutionised how healthcare is being provided around the world, as well as many African countries.

What To Expect?

After childbirth, the new mother and her family are most likely focused on caring for the baby, with little to no knowledge of the health problems that can occur in the weeks and months after childbirth for the new mother. It’s reasonable to experience some pain and discomfort in the weeks after giving birth, but it’s also essential to be aware of where “normal” ends. Some postpartum complications, if left unaddressed, can interfere with healing, cause long-lasting problems and some serious complications may lead to death.

Common Postpartum Complications

Pregnancy is a beautiful yet challenging time in a woman’s life. It can cause a lot of long run complications for women which are majorly overlooked. Let’s have a look at some of the least discussed yet most common changes to women’s bodies after childbirth:

  1. Heavy Vaginal Bleeding
  2. Breast enlargement
  3. Hair Loss
  4. Haemorrhoids
  5. Bladder problems
  6. Constipation
  7. Vaginal Tears
  8. Night Sweats
  9. Skin Changes
  10. Wound infection
  11. Breast redness and pain
  12. Severe pain in your lower abdomen
  13. Pain, swelling, redness, or warmth in your legs
  14. Sudden shortness of breath
  15. Changes in vision, dizziness, severe headache
  16. New-onset chest pain
  17. Hormonal Swings & Postpartum Depression

Not all postpartum complications turn serious, but chronic conditions such as heart disease, obesity, or high blood pressure can increase the risk of pregnancy-related death. Book an appointment with an online doctor right away if you experience any of these signs or symptoms.

Prevention with Telemedicine

It is essential for new mothers and their families to prioritize postpartum health. After childbirth, consulting with a health care provider about your risk of a pregnancy-related complication and any special follow-up care you might need can save your life. With Telehealth you can consult an online specialist from wherever you are, regarding any concern.

Virtual consultations show a massive impact on mother and child health outcomes. The use of such platforms also plays an important role in providing better care especially for those who do not have access to medical facilities, such as women in rural areas. MOBIHEALTH is such a telehealth platform which not only provides healthcare solutions but also guidance and awareness for African communities. MobiHealth recognizes the importance of postpartum coverage for mothers, therefore a broad range of pregnancy-related services are offered via virtual care.
Some of the major elements of Postpartum care you can get with MobiHealth are:

  • New mothers are recommended to seek consultation with health care providers within the first three weeks after delivery. Having trouble making time for an appointment or with childcare is not uncommon. You can book your postpartum care appointment with an online doctor without having to leave your baby or travel a long distance with virtual consultations.
  • During your online appointment you can discuss any symptoms that you are having and contraception and birth spacing plans for future pregnancies.
  • You can record your symptoms and birth-related important dates on your patient profile. This will help your online doctor get a better understanding of your situation.
  • There are many challenges new mothers face during and after childbirth, breastfeeding being one of them for a large group of new mums. This can cause a lot of distress especially if the new mother is facing pain or swelling in her breasts. Book an appointment now, with an online expert doctor. One of the most important features that MobiHealth offers new mothers with such problems is the privacy and security they get with a secure connection to an expert online doctor, in the privacy of their home.
  • Nutritional Consultations for the new mother are just as important as for the baby. Dietary changes can help with a lot of postpartum symptoms such as constipation, bloating, lactation etc.
  • Online doctors can provide interactive sessions on routine postnatal care practices for parents, such as recognition of danger signs, feeding schedules, nutritional advice, and vaccinations etc.

Whether the delivery is normal or via caesarean, you can go through a variety of postpartum complications, such as postpartum depression, gastrointestinal issues (bloating, constipation), infection or sepsis, excessive bleeding, or hypertension etc. You can also book online consultations for any postpartum complication and receive timely interventions to avoid worsening of your problems in the future.

MobiHealth is playing a key role in promoting health care awareness on a community level with their interventions. To book an appointment or learn more, visit us at www.mobihealth.com.

Breast cancer is a life-threatening condition that often requires care spread over a long period of time, from different medical specialists. Telehealth services can help save time and allow you to receive some of your care at home. Telehealth services include virtual appointments, patient portal communications, and online education. These services are becoming more common in breast cancer care, especially in light of the need to socially distance due to COVID-19.
Healthcare providers are taking special precautions to allow for safe in-person care since COVID. Getting your care from home can reduce your risk of exposure by cutting down unnecessary trips for cancer care that can be delivered virtually.
Telehealth services are becoming more common in the management and treatment of breast cancer, and many different types of appointments can be conducted from home. Whether you’re seeking a second opinion or have questions about a medication’s side effects, telehealth may be able to help.

When Can You Use Telehealth?

  1. After an Abnormal Mammogram: Telehealth services may be appropriate for your initial consultation with an online oncologist following an abnormal mammogram. The online specialist will review your mammogram findings virtually and discuss your diagnosis and possible treatment plans.
  2. Follow-Up Visits: During a follow-up visit for breast cancer, your telehealth provider will review any recent lab tests or scans and recommend any treatment changes if need be.
  3. Post-Op Care: Virtual consultations are also available for post-op care after your breast cancer surgery. You can discuss any non-emergency issue or symptom with your online doctor. You can also ask for e-prescriptions for pain management and also let your doctor examine the surgical wound via video or images.
  4. For New Symptoms or Side Effects: When you begin your treatment plan for breast cancer, you may experience side effects such as fatigue, hair and nail changes, mouth sores, menopause symptoms, nausea, headaches and more. Telehealth services allow you to contact an online specialist when need be and discuss interventions for such symptoms. If you are experiencing serious side effects from your treatment such as uncontrolled vomiting or diarrhoea, chest pain, sepsis, confusion or change in vision, , it’s best to see a doctor in person, however in cases where it is not possible your best bet is to talk to an online specialist via telehealth.
  5. Seek a Second Opinion: If you have decided to seek a second opinion on your breast cancer diagnosis, telehealth may be helpful. You have access to specialists from around the world, with whom you can share your test results and ask for a second opinion. This feature is particularly helpful if you have a limited number of specialists in your area.
  6. Multidisciplinary Care Appointments: During your breast cancer treatment journey, you will most likely be asked to visit several specialists, these include, oncologist, nutritionist, physical therapist, and psychologist for trauma management etc., to name a few. You can make a number of these visits online as per your convenience from the comfort of your home.

Benefits of Virtual Care

1. Time and Cost Savings

There is no doubt that telehealth is more convenient for patients, especially those with little to no help during treatment and recovery. If you have recently had breast cancer surgery and are not having any serious issues, taking an online follow-up appointment is much easier, especially if you are still in the early stages of healing and experiencing pain. Telehealth is also relatively less expensive than traditional visits as it cuts down other expenses like on transportation.

2. Family Involvement

A 2020 study found that patients undergoing care for breast or other gynaecological cancers reported that telehealth services saved them time, increased their access to care, and improved their health overall. The survey also found that respondents felt that access to telehealth made them feel more actively involved in their care and allowed their family members to be more involved in their treatment plan as well. A telehealth appointment may allow more of your family members or caregivers to understand your treatment plan.

3. Better Quality of Life

The convenience and personalized care with telehealth appointments  decrease stress and improve better quality of life for patients and their families. Virtual services may also help patients feel more independent during their care as they are less likely to rely on others to take them for in-facility visits. This is especially helpful when being treated for cancer since so much of what is happening to them is outside of their control.

How to Prepare for a Telehealth Visit with MobiHealth?

MOBIHEALTH is a multidisciplinary telehealth platform which provides services across Africa. MobiHealth aims to provide equal opportunities for everyone to live their healthiest life. Book an online appointment for yourself or a loved one, so that they may enjoy the convenience of quality care from the comfort of their home.

With MobiHealth you can find the right healthcare specialist from a vast database of online doctors. With MobiHealth you don’t need to install third party software for your online appointment. MobiHealth offers an interactive platform, with pre-existing call features, remote patient monitoring and EMR all in one place.

Before you start your appointment it is ideal to think through the questions you’d like to ask and any updates you’d like to tell your online doctor. Once you have logged on for your online appointment you will have a one-on-one discussion with your online doctor in regards to your treatment and care.

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It’s a fact that point-of-care ultrasound devices improve acute care by helping the best online doctors make accurate and efficient diagnoses, saving them time and money.

As physicians attempt to treat patients in an increasingly complicated world, the tools they use are more important than ever. Precision and time are of the essence, and there is little room for mistakes. Therefore an increasing number of specialist doctors are turning to point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) devices such as Kosmos, to give them an advantage in patient care.

KOSMO - A Telemedicine Cornerstone

The Kosmos device is the only portable ultrasound system that generates real-time ultrasound images using pulsed echo ultrasound. Moreover, it provides an in-depth view of the patient’s conditions using high-quality images for precise results.

This revolutionary medical device proves to be an important tool for mobile healthcare services for patients in hard-to-reach areas. Its AI-based calculations enable physicians to evaluate patients for heart and lung disease among others. The KOSMOS device gives heart curves, lung sounds and high-quality ultrasound images. The portable probe and personalized tablet can be moved quickly and easily in crowded hospital wards, ambulances and medical camps. In addition, the durable design of the system makes it easy to disinfect.

In a single phased array probe, Kosmos combines three vital signals: digital stethoscope, ECG, and ultrasound, allowing for the best, trained online doctors to understand what is happening in the cardiac cycle, using transformative artificial intelligence to improve technique and guide the physician in a diagnosis. Combining these three most critical medical signals, Kosmos provides a clinical advantage that no other point-of-care ultrasound device offers.

Easy To Use And Patient Friendly

Doctors have always had a myriad of ways to diagnose patients. But the fastest methods are not perfectly precise, and the most successful methods are not always practical. For example, confirmatory tests such as blood tests, X-rays, and CT scans could take up to an hour to get results, So the treatment time increases.

The advantage of ultrasound with Kosmos is that it is easy to perform at the bedside and is not difficult to learn. As a result, you can make essential decisions in real-time. With Kosmos, physicians can intervene quickly to diagnose and treat patients without waiting for confirmatory tests or x-ray results. This means faster responses and better care minimizing patient risk and treatment time

Quick, Accurate & Life-Saving

The KOSMOS device can be life-saving as it can help in the diagnosis of serious conditions with real-time insights. The treatment side allows them to perform procedures essential for patients during their care in an entirely safe way. Kosmos offers a more comprehensive overview of patient health on the spot by synchronizing ultrasound, ECG, and auscultation. In addition, its AI-powered interface further automates and streamlines image capture processes.
The device’s lightweight and portable design makes it easy to transport to healthcare facilities.

Empower Every Visit MobiHealth

MOBIHEALTH uses KOSMOS to help diagnose patients and inform them about treatment strategies. In addition, we have experts with advanced degrees in AI, including image recognition. We also have a wide range of expert ultrasound consultants, including emergency physicians, cardiologists, obstetricians, internists, and ultrasound technologists who provide additional ultrasound and clinical skills and assistance in development: artificial intelligence algorithms and training/testing on large patient populations.

Africa has been one of the most resource rich regions of the world. Unfortunately, while these resources were exploited by invaders for over decades, the people of Africa are still suffering from the remnants of this exploitation. The staggering poverty of the many African States reflects on the healthcare systems in the region. Therefore, at the heart of the poor state of health in Africa lies a failure to tackle extreme poverty. Healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa remains the worst in the world, with high numbers of infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria, and lack of access to prenatal and postpartum healthcare, leading to healthcare crises such as malnutrition and stunting. Most of the region lacks the infrastructure to deliver healthcare services and faces a severe shortage of trained medical personnel. Book an online appointment with an expert doctor today with telehealth and get the best of healthcare services at your doorstep.

Africa has had its fair share of healthcare concerns. The recent Corona Virus pandemic put an even further strain on an already debilitated healthcare system. The novel coronavirus pandemic has made access to healthcare not only difficult but also dangerous. During this time, the importance of telemedicine has become more evident than ever. Telemedicine has significant noticeable applications in African countries where access to healthcare is already a challenge.

Some of these challenges include:

  1. Lack of access due to barriers such as geographic location & distance to the nearest healthcare facility.
  2. Lack of quality healthcare facilities and infrastructure.
  3. Shortage of specialist healthcare providers and access to basic medicine.
  4. Lack of education and awareness regarding health problems, such as mother & childcare, HIV/AIDs awareness, disease prevention etc.
  5. Lack of COVID preparedness.

Shortage of specialist health care staff and little to no infrastructure are one of the main reasons for the unsatisfactory health care solutions throughout African countries. African people often travel hundreds of miles to get basic health care interventions. When you do not get the healthcare services you need promptly, you will most likely experience poor outcomes. If you or someone in your family is in need of medical assistance, book an online appointment today with an expert doctor.

How is Telehealth an Effective Care Model for Africa?

Shortage of specialist health care staff and little to no infrastructure are one of the main reasons for the unsatisfactory health care solutions throughout African countries. African people often travel hundreds of miles to get basic health care interventions. When you do not get the healthcare services you need promptly, you will most likely experience poor outcomes. If you or someone in your family is in need of medical assistance, book an online appointment today with an expert doctor.

Telehealth is the use of digital technology for virtual healthcare. Telehealth platforms use various technologies to establish connection between patients and healthcare providers including mobile health, video & audio technologies, digital photography, remote patient monitoring, and EMR. This means you can either have a real-time live video or audio call with your online doctor or share patient history and present medical concerns for an evaluation.  Telehealth has many advantages for both patients and providers, as it helps healthcare providers give more efficient healthcare services to patients in need. Some of the most prominent benefits you can get from virtual care are:

Easy Access to Primary Care: The most apparent benefit of telehealth is the significant reduction in the need of in-facility care especially for those who have little to no access to healthcare. Telehealth also benefits several rural populations, including rural residents. Telemedicine is also a great tool for new mothers as women have more difficulty in access to care during these times.

Easy Access to Specialist Care: Telehealth is allowing patients at smaller, less-resourced hospitals to gain access to specialist doctors from around the world.

Convenience & Safety of your home: Another key benefit of telehealth is the prevention of infections due to reduction of unnecessary in-facility visits especially during COVID-19.

Continuity of Care and high success rates of treatment with easy follow-ups.

Time & Cost Savings: Telehealth also allows you to save time and costs, such as on residence and travel expenses

Telehealth for education and awareness: Such as information for people with chronic conditions, mental health support and support for future/new mothers.

Where to book an online appointment with an Expert Doctor?

MOBIHEALTH is a virtual healthcare provider which offers Telehealth services, Covid19 Travel tests, EMR and E-learning programs for patients from all over Africa. MOBIHEALTH helps patients connect with healthcare providers regardless of geographic limitations, by enabling remote consultations, in-home monitoring, remote specialist consultations and e-prescriptions. MOBIHEALTH can meet patients wherever they are in their communities. It offers more than just the hope of replacing in-person care; by offering greater access to specialists and easy access routine exams, it expands its services to the people with little to no access to specialist doctors. Find an online specialist doctor from around the world for your medical condition with MOBIHEALTH.

MOBIHEALTH enables doctors deliver personalized care plans for every patient’s individual needs with an integrated electronic medical records system (EMR). With the help of EMR, your provider will save your medical histories as well as treatment details. This ensures a seamless system which will provide your future online doctors all the necessary information needed to devise the best treatment plan for you.

With MOBIHEALTH your online doctor can also write an e-prescription for you, which can be used at any local pharmacy. Lastly, one of the most popular features of MOBIHEALTH is that it offers at-home COVID19 travel test kits, so you and your loved ones can save time and money before travelling. With quick and affordable at-home covids19 tests you now get rapid results. MOBIHEALTH’s express services will provide you with your travel test certificate so you don’t have to face any delays.

Thanks a lot. Appreciate the quick result.

Robert Smith

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