Expresso Senegal, a subsidiary of the Expresso Telecom company, is a Senegalese telecommunications operator that provides 4G internet, voice, and SMS services, as well as business and roaming solutions.
“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.”
In Senegal, an Expresso customer just texts a phrase to 28008 to activate the service and begin chatting and consulting with a doctor by SMS. Patients will receive real-time and dependable responses from licensed doctors, as well as economical healthcare and safe and secured personal health data.
The majority of Senegalese users who do not have access to internet-enabled devices or cellphones will now be able to obtain first-level medical advice from competent medical specialists via SMS.
“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% of the population without access to smartphones or the internet,” noted Ikechukwu Arthur Anoke, Founder.
“Patients are now able to consult with a doctor from as low as 30 CFA franc. Our commitment to offering quality, affordable and accessible healthcare is the key reason we have partnered with Expresso Senegal.”
Zuri Health, based in Nairobi, Kenya, provides disenfranchised people in Sub-Saharan Africa with affordable and accessible healthcare through a mobile app, website, and SMS. This is accomplished by utilizing a vast database of medical professionals, pharmacies, laboratories, and diagnostic institutes.