How Technology Is Transforming Africa’s Healthcare System?


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When it comes to the healthcare industry, including the indispensable sector of healthcare translation services, we have to admit without hesitation that current hi-tech breakthroughs are moving immeasurably faster than the medical landscape’s existing care & payment models, regulatory structures, and other governance systems.

In Africa, the situation is fortunately very promising, with the Land of Ham now ready for riding the wave of emerging technologies and absolutely poised to embark upon a number of reforms, including shedding the old-fashioned failing western healthcare systems, dealing with the tragic scarcity of healthcare workers, driving innovation, and putting an end to the repulsive systems of vested interests.

Why Is Technology Working to Africa’s Advantage?

It’s obvious that almost all indicators and manifestations in Africa show that the Dark Continent is now becoming ready to leverage technology to leap into a great healthcare system for its 1.3 billion population (according to the census of 2016).

 Significantly, one of the advantages we’re all witnessing is that the Dark Continent can avoid the healthcare problems facing Europe and the developed world in general due to their bad practices, including, for example, unnecessary testing for blood pressure, needless visits to doctors and chemists, over-prescription, and the high fees of doctors. 

Still, almost all global healthcare stakeholders are closely watching Africa’s tech-driven healthcare experiments with a mix of interest and enthusiasm ─ with the purpose of understanding how to avoid the excesses and mistakes that have been experienced by developed countries over the decades.  

Africa’s Potential of Telemedicine and Drones

Telemedicine, we all know, is the delivery of healthcare services remotely using telecom technology. As technology is the real hope of Africa, so is telemedicine, which is poised to help medical professionals reduce the time needed to get results, and achieve better results at lower costs than the traditional medical methods. All across Africa, therefore, the future will make it possible for doctors in cities to connect, regardless of where they are, with villages and rural centers through special applications that are accessed via the internet.

As for drones, there’s a broad range of possibilities and uses in in Africa’s future healthcare scene ─ ranging from disaster relief to the transport of medication and vaccines, the transportation of blood and organs, gathering and analyzing data in real-time, expanding the supply chain and, last but not least, improving demand.

Artificial Intelligence in poor African locations

The Mother of Mankind has reasons to celebrate! Across Africa, artificial intelligence AI applications are showing great promise. CareAi, for example, is an AI-powered computing system that promptly diagnoses infectious diseases such as malaria and typhoid. AI’s capabilities also make it useful in the detection of many other diseases. It can detect lung cancer and provide diagnosis almost similar to a CT scan.

Africa’s Healthcare Translation Services & the Fight against Disease

Having talked about the great promise that emerging technologies are holding for Africa, we still need to ask a few questions about the millions of patients across the continent that do not speak or understand English.

In fact, the only solution to this challenge lies in professional healthcare translation services, which are forcefully bridging the linguistic gap between patients and medical professionals on the one hand, and between medical professionals and healthcare and pharma businesses on the other hand.

In short, healthcare language services, delivered by a professional healthcare translation services provider, are playing a very important role in spreading information and directions along with preparing materials and tools that support patients who speak multiple languages across Africa. So, if medical and pharmaceutical translations are as important as we believe, so what distinguishes one translation services vendor from others?

Why Future Trans?

At Future Trans, our expert team of industry-specific translators uses their linguistic skills and medical industry expertise to make communication easier between any two languages.

An ISO 17100 certified healthcare language services provider, Future Trans has built its success, over the past quarter-century, on the 3 pillars of an expert team, who has a long experience in healthcare language services, state-of-the-art technology and a firm commitment to quality. 

We provide a broad range of services, including Translation, Localization, Desktop Publishing, Voice-over, Transcription, Transcreation, Dubbing, MTPE, Search Engine Marketing, SEO Content Creation, and many other language services.

Contact us today to get a free quote. 

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