Senegal launches digital health platform

19 May 2019

Senegal’s Agency for Universal Health Coverage (CMU) has launched a digital health information management platform, SUNUCMU.com. The platform is currently handling digital payments. It also integrates social welfare programmes and enables friends and relatives to contribute to a patient’s healthcare costs.

In the future, the programme will be scaled to cover the 3,500 across the country. A mobile app is also being developed while by September, biometric kits will be available in healthcare centres to authenticate those seeking services.

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