By Kinya Kaunjuga
Patients in slums, informal settlements and remote villages are flocking to clinics that use BandaGo. The clinics are owned and run by clinical officers and nurses bent on fixing access to good healthcare in those communities.
Without much else besides their grit, they’ve saved up, bought a computer and purchased internet access then logged into BandaGo determined to use digital technology like never before.
In the past few months, we’ve acquired two new partnerships which join us in empowering healthcare heroes using our technology solution in their clinics, to avail the best treatment to their patients.
The first partner, LifeNet International, has teamed up with Banda Health to train clinics that use BandaGo in their business operations and clinical management.
The second partner is Mission for Essential Drugs & Supplies (MEDS) which is now supplying BandaGo client clinics with bona fide medical drugs and supplies at best-in-market prices, keeping their supply costs down and eliminating the risk of counterfeit drugs at the same time.
In the story One Way to Inject Hope we told you about a heroin addict who decided to quit to save her unborn child. She persevered through painful withdrawals for close to a month.
On a cold July night in her house, she gave birth on the floor where she and her neighbor had spread paper. They used a razor blade to cut the umbilical cord and a rope to tie it. She visited a medical clinic the following morning and the baby boy was declared in perfect health. He is pictured below at 4 weeks old during a visit with the Black Belt Nurse.