While the Covid-19 pandemic now affects the African continent, in Burkina-Faso, a start-up connects confined patients with volunteer doctors through an entirely anonymous online messaging. “The population is a little worried, which means that we manage to first orient them by giving them information about the disease and then about the symptoms that patients develop, we refer them to the watch unit”, specifies Dr. Perez Lingani.
Brive Clovis Kaboré, the creator of the “covid226.com” site, which provides information to Burkinabés on the virus, explains his approach. “We noticed that a lot of people complain on social networks that they have trouble accessing the toll free number, that's it. We wanted to develop a solution that will allow this population to have another means Communication.” With 114 positive cases and 4 deaths, Burkina Faso is now the most affected country in West Africa