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Kenya’s Ilara Health launches readiness package to tackle coronavirus

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The package includes a Covid-19 health assessment tool and clinical decision support software

Kenya-based healthcare firm Ilara Health has launched a readiness package to help the country fight the coronavirus pandemic, the local media reported.

Besides including a coronavirus health assessment tool and clinical decision support software, the package launched by Illara Health contains a self-assessment chatbot and a clinic-based triage tool for symptom checking.

Emilian Popa, chief executive officer and co-founder of Ilara Health told the media, “Our Ilara Health COVID-19 readiness package is focused on protecting and preparing the small clinics we work with in usually forgotten areas, such as the peri-urban communities. Our accessible point of care systems can identify those patients with underlying conditions who are most susceptible to serious COVID-19 complications and can play a crucial role in patient triage at the primary care level.”

The package launched by Illara Health is designed to help small health facilities tackle the coronavirus pandemic with a better point of care diagnostic equipment and tools for improved clinical decision support and guidelines for self-care.

Another Kenya-based healthtech startup Afya Rekod has launched its artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain-based health data platform to help fight the spread of the novel coronavirus. The platform will help people across the globe to store their health data in real-time.

According to John Kamara, founder and chief executive officer at Afya Rekod, its platform enables the storage of medical data in real-time which will help authorities monitor areas where the cases of novel coronavirus have been growing and act accordingly.

So far, Kenya has officially recorded around 184 cases. Two people have died in the country due to the coronavirus, as of April 9, 2020.

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