DOC EXPLAIN: Healthcare For Kenyans At Fingertips Now

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NAME OF STARTUP: DOCTORS EXPLAIN DIGITAL HEALTH Co. Ltd.

FOUNDED IN (Year): 2020

FOUNDER’S NAME: LEVI CHERUO

THE IDEA: What is the problem being solved by your startup / business?:

We promote quality of care through optimized access & efficient clinical workflow.

THE FOUNDER’S STORY: When and how did you come up with the idea for the business?:

Before the advent of the COVID-19 Pandemic, I had buried at least five close relations, my father and fiancée included. Why? Nobody was any wiser. In 10 deaths that occur daily in our Kenyan Hospitals, at least 7 of them are entirely preventable. Inadequate access to specialized medical care and lifesaving information is hugely to blame for such unnecessary loss of precious lives.

In 2021, I established Doctors Explain FM (a Patient Education and Management System) to help address the aforementioned causes of deaths in our community. My vision is making it possible for at least 90% of rural-based patients and those with mobility impairment to receive specialized medical care, and readily access to medical information within the next 10 years.

WHO IS THE CUSTOMER: What is the typical profile of your target customer? Where would they be located?:

Doctors/Nurses/Pharmacists/Lab Techs./Dentists

Clinics/Hospitals/Nursing Homes/Diagnostic Centers

Tech-savvy/Internet Access

Age 28-40 Years

Fresh Graduates (Unemployed)

Urban-based, Private-sector preferably

LESSONS TO SHARE: What 3 key lessons from your startup journey you’d like to share with aspiring entrepreneurs?:

Belief alone is never enough, it takes you the courage;to get out there and walk the talk, learn all it takes, and above all be patient.

HQ City: Nairobi

Website URL: https://doctorsexplain.net/

Number of Employees: 5-25

Connect On Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/docsexplainfm