Kenyan health-tech startup, Zuri Health, has announced its expansion into Senegal via a partnership with Expresso Senegal- a subsidiary of the Expresso Telecom Company, providing 4G internet, voice, and SMS services, as well as business and roaming solutions.
Zuri Health was launched in 2020 by Daisy Isiaho and Ikechukwu Anoke to provide affordable access to healthcare solutions to disenfranchised people in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Zuri Health leverages its vast database of medical professionals, pharmacies, laboratories, and diagnostic institutes to give patients across Sub-saharan Africa the opportunity to chat with a doctor, buy medication from a pharmacy, book labs and diagnostic tests and have a doctor visit them at home.
We aim to provide affordable and accessible healthcare solutions via mobile with dedicated apps, WAP, and SMS services.
Ikechukwu Arthur Anoke, co-founder of Zuri Health speaking on the development asserted that the startup will continue providing healthcare solutions to Africans via smartphones.
“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. 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,” said Ikechukwu.
“It is with great satisfaction that Expresso Senegal and Zuri Health are launching together with the health app under the name Zuri Health. 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,” said Radi Almamoun, Acting CEO at Expresso Senegal.