Bisa is a health application that provides the public access to medical advice and healthcare information using the mobile phone. This is an advantage for people who need medical care and advice but are unable to visit the hospital for various reasons such as cost, long queues at the hospital and the fear of stigmatization (especially for people who are exhibiting symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and are embarrassed to seek the needed treatment). For the aforementioned reasons and many others, there remains a gap in the delivery of healthcare, which does not allow certain groups or classes of people to seek medical help when needed... Read More
Bisa does not diminish the importance of a face-to-face interaction with a doctor or visit to the hospital. What it does is to provide certain classes of people, who would otherwise totally neglect to seek any form of medical advice or intervention, to easily seek the same, anonymously and free of charge, by simply typing in a question, sending a picture of an abnormality or sending a voice note about their problem(s) and getting a response from a qualified practitioner.