In Ghana & Liberia health workers are calling each other free of charge.
In partnership with Vodafone & MTN, Switchboard has created a free calling network with every doctor in Ghana & Liberia. With over 4 million calls since 2008, physicians have been working together to improve patient care countrywide.
As doctors make free calls to seek advice or refer patients, they also become valuable customers that make paid calls to family & friends, with over $1.5 million in revenue for our telecom partners Vodafone and MTN.
In Tanzania, we’re creating the largest network of health workers in the developing world.
Only 6,505 medical & clinical officers manage all rural health centers in Tanzania – the main points of care for a population of 45 million. These isolated health workers are currently unable to seek advice from almost 2,500 urban doctors or receive government support.
To allow health workers to freely seek advice nationwide, Switchboard is creating a free calling network for all doctors, medical and clinical officers in Tanzania. These 9,000 practitioners will join our partner telecom Vodacom – collectively sharing knowledge and saving lives.