Liquid Telecom Kenya, has connected Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital in Nairobi to Dadaab refugee complex.
The community of approximately 250,000 refugees across four camps almost 500km away from the hospital now has access to dedicated healthcare including consultations, diagnostics and treatment over the internet.
This has been inhibited by the absence of specialists in the remote semi-arid area.
“Liquid Telecom’s high-speed network is now facilitating cost-effective delivery of specialised healthcare services to one of the world’s largest refugee camp which has traditionally been inhibited by the absence of specialists in the remote semi-arid area,” said Liquid Telecom East Africa Chief Executive Officer Adil El-Youssefi.
He added that the initiative supports the government’s commitment to providing universal healthcare – one of Kenya’s Big 4 policy agenda items.
So far, the link to Dadaab has enabled the hospital to successfully treat more than 56 patients.