Dr. Christian Tcham, a Cameroonian emergency doctor working in Bordeaux, France, and promoter of the company Africa med, has just completed a tour presenting his online medical consultation platform called e-same.
This platform dedicated to Africa is, according to its designer, an answer to the "problem of medical demography." On the continent indeed, a very large part of the population does not benefit from medical care because of the shortage of health workers. Cameroon, for example, has about two doctors per 10,000 inhabitants. E-same brings the patient closer to the doctor at a reduced cost because there is no need to travel.
Christian Tcham explains that "when you register, you get a list of medical specialists and choose who you want to ask for an opinion or consultation or other services. During the consultation, the doctor has access to the patient's medical record and can make a secure prescription."
Also, "the platform allows you to avoid medical evacuations abroad since this is done virtually. You can obtain an expert opinion from a doctor in Paris without having to acquire a visa, a plane ticket, or deal with the inconveniences of a stay," praises Christian Tcham.
Since its implementation more than five years ago, the E-same platform has brought together about 2,000 medical experts in various fields based in Africa and Europe.