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.

The Bisa Health Application (Bisa) was developed as a solution to the identified gap in the healthcare system - to address the disparity in access to healthcare using modern technology thus allowing patients to obtain medical help cheaply and easily when needed. It is the Company’s firm belief that healthcare is a basic entitlement which must be available to all, regardless of socioeconomic status, location, religion, race or gender.

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.

What we do at Bisa, is to provide certain classes of people, who would otherwise totally neglect to seek any form of medical advice, to easily seek the medical advice, 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.

Bisa aims to be the pioneer of telemedicine in Africa on two major fronts; firstly in information dissemination with regards to disease prevention and control and secondly, in connecting patients to doctors through the use of technology.

Using the data gathered on the Bisa platform, whilst adhering to doctor - patient confidentiality, health experts will be able to detect outbreaks of diseases at an early stage and decision makers can also implement the right policies to meet the healthcare needs of people and communities.