In March 2020, telemedicine became essential not only in the U.S. but to the entire world, as we faced the uncertainty of a global coronavirus pandemic. Almost overnight, technology became paramount in healthcare and telehealth and telemedicine programs became top level advertising. While we’ve been relatively fortunate with this transition, believe it or not, there are villages across this planet that have experienced decades of limited-to-no access to simple medical equipment, qualified healthcare professionals or sanitary treatment facilities.
In Africa, this is a major problem.
According to the World Health Organization, there’s currently one doctor for every 20,000 patients in Tanzania. In Sierra Leone, there are a total of 3 physicians per every 100,000. And according to GlobalVoices.org, “ At the peak of COVID-19 in 2020, the Central African Republic, a country of about 5 million people, had just 3 ventilators.”
That’s where Xcelerate, Inc. is stepping up to the charge.
Socially Responsible, XCRT ‘Xcelerates’ The Growth And Impact by Delivering Of World-Class Healthcare Solutions.
Xcelerate Inc (OTCMKTS: XCRT) takes the power of medtech to a whole new level, reimagining the full potential of existing non-medical technologies by bridging the divide between quality healthcare and accessibility.
This early-stage startup uses artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable technologies to assist patients who often live in remote villages or in areas where healthcare is simply out of reach. The company provides both patients and their doctors with a means of overcoming obstacles related to travel and distance and provides them with the simple tools and solutions necessary to conduct medical diagnostics testing — no matter the distance.
In January 2022, the company announced that it would acquire a 51% majority control of AfiyaSasa Africa, LLC (ASA) and that it was committed to launching a series of programs that would change the way small villages would access healthcare altogether.