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IFC partners with Senegal’s Kera Health to improve healthcare with AI in West Africa

Tuesday, 28 November 2023 04:36
IFC partners with Senegal’s Kera Health to improve healthcare with AI in West Africa

(Ecofin Agency) - The International Finance Corporation will support the Kera platform in digitizing healthcare services using AI across the continent. The initiative aims to address the shortage of healthcare professionals and facilities.

Kera Health Platforms, a Senegalese e-health platform leveraging AI to aggregate, digitize, and analyze health data, has partnered with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to enhance the healthcare ecosystem in West Africa.

"Thanks to this collaboration with IFC, we are poised to accelerate the integration of AI, enhancing healthcare accessibility and outcomes across the continent,” commented Moustapha Cissé (pictured), Founder and CEO of Kera Health Platforms. The IFC will support Kera Health Platforms in digitizing healthcare across the continent. The HealthTech will use AI technology to aggregate data, including health records, laboratory results, pharmaceutical data, and health insurance products to enhance healthcare delivery.

Africa has one of the lowest doctor-to-population ratios, with around 1.5 healthcare professionals per 1,000 people, and faces a shortage of healthcare facilities, according to IFC data. AI could help bridge these gaps by improving the accuracy and quality of clinical care management. Collaborating with the Kera Health Platforms team "is a unique opportunity to fast-track a truly scalable solution," said Mohamed Gouled, IFC Vice President of Industries.



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