Transforming Healthcare through Tech
The power of innovation, transformation, and technological advancement
5th of October, 2023
Let’s travel to Kenya, East Africa to meet photographer, Ramadan ‘Ramskie’ Duevela who tells his personal story as an individual with epilepsy and how a lack of accurate, consistent, and affordable access to neurological diagnostics and healthcare has impacted his life. Accompany Ramskie on his journey, learn of the many barriers that he has overcome and experience the transformative role technology is playing in his life and the lives of millions of others.
It's funny how something as simple as a photo can change the way people perceive you. So suddenly you become a photographer who advocates for epilepsy as opposed to epileptic photographer.
Epilepsy is a chronic, noncommunicable disease of the brain that affects people of all ages. Around 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the world’s most common neurological diseases.
Low- and middle-income countries, especially sub-Saharan Africa, bear the highest burden of epilepsy. Nearly 80% of people with epilepsy live in these locations where neurological services are scant and overall healthcare provision is not easily accessible. The more remote the hospital, the less expertise and equipment is available.
These factors point to a gap between patients and what is needed to restore them to health and improve the quality of their lives. Technology plays a vital role in bridging this gap – digitalization is leading to innovative solutions and advanced medical breakthroughs that can pave the way to more personalized care that drives better outcomes for patients at every stage.