In Western Africa, 1 child out of 6 dies before reaching the age of 5. A majority of deaths are due to benign diseases that could easily be treated with the local medical resources available. As people resort rarely – and too late – to healthcare, those diseases become lethal.
Pesinet develops a comprehensive health service in the community for children under 5 that aims to facilitate early resort to care. It combines frequent monitoring of simple health indicators – enabling early-detection and treatment of benign pathologies and an affordable insurance system.
Pesinet uses mobile technologies and the grassroot work of health agents from the communities served to reach families where they live and work and drive demand for early-treatment.
The service encourages families to get to the doctor as soon as the first symptoms occur and facilitate access to affordable care by partnering with existing community-based public healthcare structures.
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