Strategic cooperation aims to brings e-health to rural Africa

Strategic cooperation aims to brings e-health to rural Africa
Photo: Ignite Power

Ignite Power, a pan-African developer of infrastructure projects, and Spacecom, the operator of the AMOS satellites fleet, have announced a strategic cooperation agreement involving e-health.

The companies will collaborate to install e-health connectivity solutions in remote clinics, which will provide local medical teams with immediate access to physicians around the world, as well as data analysis over the cloud.

Using designed-for-solar medical devices and systems and satellite connectivity, all will be powered by what are described as cost-effective off-grid solar systems. With the support of global medical experts, doctors and paramedics in these rural areas will have the opportunity to expand their reach and knowledge to new treatments and procedures.

The solution involves communication through Spacecom’s advanced AMOS-17, digital high throughput satellite and Ignite’s sustainable off-grid solar power solutions and diagnostic systems. This combined contribution, the partner companies say, enables an efficient infrastructure as the basis for digital communities and services to rural locations.

AMOS-17 operates over sub-Saharan Africa, providing C-band HTS, Ka-band and Ku-band coverage, and enables the combination of broad regional beams and high throughput spot beams that maximize throughput and spectral efficiency.

Ignite Power has extensive and efficient solar power operations across Africa and has already connected 1.5 million people in off-grid areas and over 10,000 villages, to power through affordable solar home systems.

All basic home system packages include USB chargers, long-lasting lithium battery, life-prolonging charger, rechargeable radio and fixed lamps.

Dan Zajicek, Spacecom’s CEO said: “Providing internet connectivity to rural areas in Africa is a major pillar in Spacecom strategy to close the digital gap. This is only the beginning; we have many plans ahead.”

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