Focus Areas

Turnkey innovation for equal access and quality to healthcare.
health priority

Women's Health

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) remains a major problem in several regions of the world, including Sub-Saharan Africa. The infant mortality rate is often more than double the world average and the rate of women living in rural areas is around 80% for the African market.

This is why MNCH has been targeted as one of the health priorities by several humanitarian aid organizations, national and supranational including The World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) and Global Affairs Canada (AMC).

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Every day, some 810 women die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related complications, which equates to about one woman every two minutes.

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94% of maternal deaths occur in developing countries - on an estimated of 2.6 million stillbirths occur annually.

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: the risk of dying in pregnancy of a woman’s lifetime in some countries. In high income countries it is one in 5,400 on average.

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If all girls and women had access to the full range of maternal and newborn health services, maternal deaths would drop roughly 73% and newborn deaths would be reduced by about 80%.

In synergy with the global trend and the development priority of national and supranational organizations, HCare has developed a service offering focused on tele-obstetrics and tele-radiology aimed at increasing the number of antenatal consultations and reducing the number of deaths and complications related to pregnancy in rural areas.

Health priority

Northern Canada

Despite the emergence of some encouraging initiatives, access to specialized healthcare services, as well as the quality of care available to isolated communities in northern Canada remain prominent issues.

Numerous communities among which many are First Nations face specific challenges related to the accessibility of health services in all geographic regions; however, the challenges are greater in rural, remote and northern communities.

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of Canada's population is Indigenous (Statistic Canada, 2016)

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also, according to data from the 2012 Survey “Enquête Auprès des Peuples Autochtones” (EAPA), although 70% of the Inuit of Nunangat were seen by a health professional (mainly a doctor or nurse), only 23% had a permanent doctor. 14% had unmet healthcare needs.

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of respondents to the 2018 RCAAQ study considered that the health services provided did not correspond to First Nations values or did not meet their needs.

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among the most frequently cited reasons for unmet health care needs, the lack of health services in the region (25%) or when required (15%) was noted.

Geographic location, resource constraints, understaffing, as well as poor training of health professionals are factors affecting the delivery of healthcare services in isolated communities. This is where telehealth, and especially specialized teleconsultation, comes into play.