Djibouti: Moubarik Mahamoud wants to make healthcare accessible and affordable with Medyc

By : Adoni Conrad Quenum

Date : mercredi, 26 avril 2023 13:49

The solution was launched in Guinea under the brand name Evatis. However, its founder chose to continue the project to ease access to healthcare in his country, Djibouti.  

Medyc is an e-health solution developed by a Djiboutian start-up. Thanks to integrated videoconferencing tools like Zoom and Google Meet, it allows access to healthcare for its users. It also offers specific services to companies and institutions. 

The solution has no mobile applications yet, so users can access its services only by visiting its web platform. New patients have to register first before accessing those services. To book a service, individual users only have to log in -if they already have an account- and click on the “book an appointment” button in the upper right corner, select the service, the date, and the time. The services they can access range from teleconsultation to home care and medicine delivery. 

Companies and institutions can access consulting services that support the development of personalized wellness programs for their employees. The healthtech solution also helps them digitize existing physical health records and even trains their teams on how to access those digital records.  Medyc also enables hotel guests to receive medical consultations, care, and drugs during their stay.

According to the founder, Moubarik Mahamoud, about 30 patients are currently using Medyc's services. He says the Healthech solution, founded in 2019, is still in its pre-launch phase and collecting feedback to improve its services. It is also carrying out actions to allow easy access to its services for people without access to the internet.  “Internet penetration has improved significantly thanks to pricing efforts. We are discussing with our telecom operator to make the platform data-free with our incubation center, CLE, which is leading the negotiations,” Moubarik Mahamoud told We Are Tech Africa.

Since its inception, the solution has completed a €107,000 funding round to support its growth. Apart from Djibouti, it is currently targeting the Ethiopian and Somalian markets since they are closer to its prime market and the demand for quality health services is growing in the regions. Another factor that motivated his choice for Ethiopia and Somalia to be the next stage in Medyc’s growth is the constant improvement of telecom infrastructures in those markets. 

Adoni Conrad Quenum


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