Orange in tri-party deal to advance digital Healthcare in Africa

Orange in tri-party deal to advance digital Healthcare in Africa

Telecommunications operator, Orange and assurance firm AXA have teamed up with DabaDoc, a platform that digitalizes access to healthcare in Africa, in a partnership that will see DabaDoc accelerate its growth in Sub-Saharan Africa and Orange becoming a leading multi-services digital operator in the region.

According to a statement, through the partnership with DabaDoc and relying on AXA’s globally recognized expertise in healthcare, Orange is positioning itself as a key player in e-health in Africa via DabaDoc’s appointment booking and remote consultation infrastructure and network.

Zineb Drissi-Kaitouni, co-founder and CEO of DabaDoc, said: “Orange’s investment in DabaDoc and AXA’s renewed investment will strengthen DabaDoc’s growth ambitions through Orange and AXA’s presence in Africa and the Middle East.”

DabaDoc and AXA Assurance Maroc have had an initial investment relationship dating back to 2018 and the latest move sees AXA consolidating its partnership with DabaDoc to accelerate the digitalization and integration of its customers’ healthcare journey.

Alioune Ndiaye, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa, said: “We are delighted to commit to this ambitious partnership with AXA and DabaDoc to serve the healthcare needs of everyone in Africa and the Middle East through digital technology.”

In cementing this tri-party partnership, DabaDoc will benefit from the broad experience of AXA, one of the global leaders in health insurance, and Orange’s technological expertise and payment solutions to enable digital solutions to be developed that rapidly scale and benefit patients and the entire African healthcare ecosystem, added the statement.

“The pandemic has strengthened our belief that the digitalization of healthcare services in Africa is essential and inevitable,” concluded Drissi-Kaitouni.

Orange is present in 18 countries in Africa and the Middle East and has around 130 million customers as at March 31, 2021.