Putting People at the
Heart of Healthcare
At D-tree, we believe that no matter who you are or where you live, you have a right to high-quality healthcare. Afya-Tek envisions a primary healthcare system in Tanzania that acts together as one, digitally linking communities with their healthcare providers across every point of contact, to transform quality of care for everyone.
In Tanzania, community health workers and local private drug shops are on the front lines of healthcare and are often the first point of care. Together with health facilities, these local primary care services can meet up to 90% of a person’s health needs, but patients are split between health facilities, private drug dispensaries and community health workers, with no real coordination or continuity between them, leading to errors in diagnosis, slow treatment and poor quality of care.
Health systems weren’t built for patients.
Tanzania’s health system relies on community-based institutions that lack accurate patient information, like medical histories and records of previous interactions with the health system. When one component is weak or the information is not shared the consequences can be fatal. In Tanzania:
Afya-Tek is reimagining
digitally-enabled care. Anywhere.
With generous support from Fondation Botnar, Afya-Tek is improving maternal, child and adolescent health in Tanzania through personalized, digitally enabled care that allows patients to engage with the health system wherever they are: at their doorstep with community health workers (CHWs), at a community-based drug dispensing outlet or at a primary health facility. We seamlessly link together all the different points of contact to create a true continuum of care — a new, more connected healthcare system, in which key knowledge and information is shared, treatment is coordinated and patients know that the care they’re getting at every stage in their journey is truly the care they need.
Leveraging biometrics, clinical decision support, referral coordination and data-driven performance management, this fully digitized system fills previous cracks at vital touchpoints to enable care. Along the way, data is collected, measuring and monitoring how the health system responds to patient needs, making evidence-based information transparent for meaningful policy and program decision making.
A world where everyone has access to the
seamless, effective and personal healthcare they deserve
Reaching New Heights
We’ve only just begun. With your help, Afya-Tek can build on its success by focusing on these priorities: