Coming Advances to Tanzanian Healthcare

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Afya Sasa Tanzania has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to introduce Artificial Intelligence (AI) based health services at The National Hospital of Tanzania, Muhimbili National Hospital, Mloganzila in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (MNH-Mloganzila).  

Afya Sasa Tanzania, a division of Afya Sasa Africa, leverages the power of advanced artificial intelligence provided by Advinow Medical (Phoenix, USA) to assist the clinician in proper diagnosis, testing, and treatment to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of clinicians while providing the patient enhanced access to state-of-the-art care.  “We believe Artificial Intelligence and Afya Sasa’s System can bridge the gap in unmet healthcare need in the developing world” notes Sri Perera, Afya Sasa Tanzania President.

James Bates, the CEO of AdviNOW Medical stated, “I am excited to be a part of bringing access to care to the people that need it the most. Artificial intelligence allows us to scale the capability of the clinician both in volume and diagnostic capability at a level that has not been seen in history. Healthcare in Africa can now be close to the developed world.”

MNH-Mloganzila is a 650 bed Zonal Tertiary Care Hospital serving between 350 to 500 outpatient visits per day. With over 64 million people, the country of Tanzania  requires the expansion of these specialized care facilities to support the growing population.  MNH-Mloganzila is the newest member of the larger Muhimbili National Hospital System (1500 inpatient beds, 1000 outpatient visits per day) which is the flagship hospital system of the Tanzanian government. Their mission is not only to provide effective, efficient, and high-quality tertiary specialists for the population of Tanzania, but to also lead the localization of medicine and training and research. The vision is to develop into a  centre of excellence for highly specialized services in medicine, medical training, and research. We share the President of Tanzania Samia Hassan’s goal to advance healthcare in Tanzania. “His [Samia Hassan] massive investment in Tanzania’s health sector is aimed at enhancing availability of specialized services and strengthening the country’s position as a healthcare hub for medical tourism”. (All Africa October 12, 2022). 

AdviNOW Medical, located in Arizona, leads the world in healthcare automation and is the first company to completely automate the patient journey.  Artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) powered automation collects information from the patient, places required orders, as well as scribes the encounter. The clinics that use AdviNOW reduce provider time per patient, improve outcomes and increase patient satisfaction while maintaining personal provider – patient interaction. This technology will help level the standard of care across the world.