App Disrupts Health Care Services In Eastern DR Congo's Goma

App Disrupts Health Care Services In Eastern DR Congo's Goma

Andrew H. Sweet

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, access to quality healthcare is expensive and tedious. But Bienvenue Zigabe has managed to create an application to facilitate faster access to medical services.

"Wiiqare" helps patients pay for treatment and drugs using their savings or on credit.

Patients can treat anything from malaria to the most complex ailments without worry. They can then make mobile payments or ask for credit. It is a way to revolutionize access to care in a region where it is expensive and virtually non-existent.

Users can also keep savings meant for health care on the app, maintaining a piggy bank of sorts to cater for health emergencies.

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