Healthcare systems across Sub-Saharan Africa have a significant shortage of healthcare workers, due to the inadequacy of the region’s current healthcare education system. On top of that, there is a significant difference between urban and rural areas - and healthcare workers who do serve these underserved communities often end up in facilities that are short-staffed, with poor education and training.
This means that healthcare workers lack access to the most up-to-date treatment guidelines and medicines information. With the help of an application, Mohammed and his team offer as much information as possible for free, so that healthcare professionals can offer their patients the best care possible. Through the EMGGuidance app, healthcare professionals can access comprehensive medicines information, local clinical guidelines and health system information without having to be constantly connected to the internet.
Mohammed, moved by his own experiences in the field as an emergency doctor in Northern Pakistan, emphasizes the importance of this platform: