BBC Africa: A health app developed for South Africans who do not have access to private healthcare

Source: BBC
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, doctors in South Africa were required by law to have face-to-face consultations with their patients. However, prolonged lockdown periods in the country made digital healthcare necessary, which in turn led to a boom in telehealth options, among them ‘KENA’ – a health app developed for South Africans who do not have access to private healthcare. According to a survey by Statistics SA, 45 million South Africans, out of total population of 60 million, are still largely dependent on public healthcare. The BBC’s Pauline Odhiambo was in South Africa to find out the impact of telemedicine in low-income communities.

Watch: ‘KENA’ – a health app developed for South Africans who do not have
access to private healthcare.
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