Healthcare services in Namibia are set to be transformed through a pioneering new partnership between Clinico Health Group and Clinitouch. This marks the third Clinitouch collaboration in Africa following expansion into South Africa in June and Nigeria in August.
Namibia-based Clinico Health Group offers a full spectrum of healthcare services, from medical aid and health insurance administration, to clinical services. Established in 2021, their mission is to bring patients closer to care, by improving access, affordability and the quality of care across the Namibian population - all while harnessing effective partnerships. With the cost of primary healthcare in the private sector at a high, this partnership offers a way of making care more affordable, increasing patient access when they need it most.
Dr Elton Black, Managing Director at Clinico Health Group, said: “The Clinitouch telemedicine technology will assist Namibian healthcare players in bringing patients closer to care at a time when quality and affordable healthcare seems to be a distant and seemingly unattainable reality for most.”
Grant Ricker, Head of International Partnerships at Clinitouch, added: “The team have shown exceptional insight into the challenges of healthcare delivery in Namibia and have identified a number of opportunities. Ultimately, this partnership will advance our shared vision of providing patients with closer access to quality care no matter their location and I’m excited to launch these projects in the coming months.”
Lagos-based Utopian Health Services are the newest addition to Clinitouch’s pioneering Partner Program. This expansion into Western Africa is a brilliant step in our journey to taking Clinitouch into other regions in Africa, joining our existing partner Synaxon in South Africa.
As a leading healthcare business advisory, Utopian’s network and insight will be key to understanding their local populations’ healthcare needs and where our technology is best placed. Like many other countries across the globe, the rise of non-communicable diseases is on the up in Nigeria. COPD, hypertension, diabetes and frailty are among the most prevalent condition areas, and examples of where Clinitouch can help to support patients outside of hospitals and clinics and from their own homes.
Dr John Adesioye, CEO at Utopian Health Services Limited, said: “The landscape for remote patient monitoring in Nigeria is slowly evolving and we want to be at the forefront of that advancement.
“Clinitouch has a platform that is established, with evidence-based examples of improved access to care for patients and better outcomes across multiple conditions, so this partnership fits our vision of best practice healthcare delivery.”
Amaka Ekezie, International Market Advisor for West Africa at the Department for Business and Trade, commented: “This is indeed a groundbreaking milestone for digital healthcare in Nigeria. We at the Department for Business and Trade are committed to fostering healthy partnerships and strengthening relationships for trade advancement across the globe – hence, we are excited about the potential that this partnership holds not just for Nigeria but for Africa at large.”
Clinitouch-led solutions have been in place in the NHS since 2011, connecting patients with their clinical teams remotely. Our technology is now being expanded into multiple new territories, including partnering with Synaxon in South Africa and our recently announced partner in Trinidad and Tobago. We’re still on the lookout for more individuals and organisations who are interested in working with us to improve patient care in your country or sector – so come and join us. Find out more on our Partner Program page.