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Health tech pins hope on Africa’s pandemic shift to online care

Health tech pins hope on Africa’s pandemic shift to online care

ALEXIS AKWAGYIRAM  WHEN Loveth Metiboba's baby had diarrhoea, she worried that taking him to a clinic near her home in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, might expose them both to the coronavirus. "The idea of going to the clinic was very scary," said Metiboba, a researcher for a charity. Instead, the clinic, run by Nigerian health technology firm eHealth Africa, sent her a web browser link to hold a video chat with a doctor who diagnosed her son with a mild illness and prescribed medicine to avoid dehydration. Across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated changes in the way medicine is…
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