In Côte d’Ivoire, young people are doing their part to keep their community safe, and one such person is Dédé Zeïnabou Tounkara Cissé. Having an awareness that her country will find it challenging to cope with the Coronavirus crisis because the health care system is barely managing patients with other illnesses. People who are ill can, at times, find themselves victims of fake drugs or visit informal clinics if they are unable to access health care. So Dédé then co-founded MaiSoin with Mario Romero. Dede has a background in health, with a Master’s in Public Health from Emory University.
Maison is a cloud-based mobile application that helps patients to be connected to health care providers. House medical visits are possible where needed in non-emergency cases. Examples services include follow up on patients taking medication and maternal heal consultations. Even without the internet, patients can use the app without internet and health personnel can be able to track the patient’s medical history with the app as well. The details of the patient are safe as only the patient and the person treating them have access to their information.
To find out more about MaiSoin and the projects that they are working on, you can visit their website: MaiSoin