The Virtual Doctors use a bespoke mobile app to connect isolated health centres in rural Zambia and Malawi with volunteer doctors, based predominantly in the UK.
Every single day volunteer doctors offer advice to diagnose conditions, to manage and treat patients.
This assists and empowers local health workers, helps support the reduction in mortality rates & hospital referrals, furthering the Clinical Officers medical education.
What we do:
We aim to help improve local primary healthcare in some of the most remote and impoverished areas of sub-Saharan Africa.
Zambia has 1600 doctors for a population of over 15 million people.
That is 1 doctor for every 12,000 people.
For comparison, countries such as the UK have 1 doctor for every 360 people.
2/3 of doctors live in urban areas whereas 2/3 of the population live in rural Zambia
Our corporate partners are a very special group who have generously donated funds, goods, services, time or expertise to the Virtual Doctors service. Without their help we couldn’t make such a difference to sick people in rural Africa – thank you!
Trusts & Foundations
Our pioneering work has been generously supported by a number of trusts and foundations. To them, and to those organisations who prefer to remain anonymous, we give heartfelt thanks.
If you are interested in supporting our work please contact us