mHealth app Zuri Health has launched its Continuous Care Programme. Designed to offer support to persons with chronic illnesses, the programme will be driven in partnership with Pharmaplus Pharmacies Limited, a Kenyan brand with over 50 outlets dotting the country. This new service helps people, especially those with chronic health conditions like hypertension or diabetes, keep up with their healthcare demands.
This collaboration aims to transform chronic care patients’ lives by offering them a wider range of healthcare services, including medication management and access to the Continuous Care Programme. “People with chronic illnesses have complex health needs that current healthcare delivery systems do not address or provide for in a seamless manner. Our Continuous Care Programme is a people-centred programme that seeks to cater to, and provide ongoing support to an individual’s health needs and desired medical outcomes,” said Ikechukwu Anoke, CEO and Founder, Zuri Health.
He added that “We are thrilled to partner with Pharmaplus Pharmacies Limited. Their expertise and commitment to quality care make them the perfect partner for us. This partnership will allow us to better serve patients with chronic health conditions or continuous healthcare needs such as frequent medication refills.”
There is a lot to factor in when it comes to chronic illnesses such as follow-up appointments, drug prescriptions and refills, nutrition plans, and even lifestyle changes. Harvard Health states that with ‘no cure,’ in sight and adding to that the fact that they are lifelong, chronic illnesses must be managed. One cannot do it alone, and Harvard Health advises against it advocating for the sufferer to build a team, coordinate their care, and invest in their own health not to mention making it a family affair. CCP brings all these resources together in a package that has not existed before.
“This will lead to increased access to appropriate medical resources, increased engagement with their own care and enhanced communication with members of the care team. The programme reduces the frequent doctors’ visits and hospitalisation,” said Anoke. It would be easy for busy executives, parents and family members depending on them or anyone else with a hectic lifestyle to neglect their health demands despite their best intentions. The Zuri Health Continuous Care Programme has been created to help people remember their doctor’s appointments and not forget to take their drugs ever again.
“Being a Kenyan brand and understanding the needs of our people, Pharmaplus is striving for healthcare that is both comprehensive and extensive. Through this relationship and our strategic locations across the nation, many clients will be reached, serviced and overall well taken care of,” stated the CEO, Vincent Marinai.
To join the programme, go to the app and fill in a form while uploading your prescription. As a subscriber to the Zuri Health Continuous Care Programme, you will have access to:
- Prompt and timely drug refills with delivery to your location at no extra cost
- A free pill box
- Regular, virtual checkups and consultations from one of their continuous care doctors
- The latest updates in medical research concerning your specific healthcare concern
- Regular virtual consultations with an in-house nutritionist