Our Story

Our Mission, Our Vision, Our Corporate Concession...

WHO WE ARE

We are a local, indigenous, result oriented 21st century inspired health initiative that provides real time, coordinated clinical health services through telecommunications technology; closely resembling a typical out patient clinic visit, the only difference being that patient and physician are in different locations. Imagine a call centre (in this case a care centre), one where the call centre agents are medical doctor. Our teleclinical services provide telesupport  to people and patients’ alike mainly through clinical teleconsultations,  telemonitoring, teletraining, telemanagement, telerehabilitation, telenursing,  telehomecare etc.

You will find us In the

TELEHEALTH/TELEMEDICINE or

E-HEALTH/E-MEDECINE section of the

HEALTHCARE sector; these represent the all-

Inclusive term(s) for the world of virtual health

Care delivery.

 

 

 

To expand local population access to health care

*PURPOSE

To provide people from the comfort of their own spaces, access to coordinated health care-consultation and counselling, advice and information as it pertains to their health and the workings of their local health system, so that they are better able to care for their health and the health of their loved ones.

VISION

To accelerate progress towards ‘Universal Health Coverage for All’ by expanding local population access to quality healthcare, public health information and education, directed at self-help; through the simple utilization of telecommunication to augment but more importantly optimize health care provision and delivery especially at community level.

 

MISSION

Leverage telecommunication technology to broaden access to health care, improve health outcome, lower overall care cost and enhance communities’ clinical experience by providing conveniently though virtually, round the clock clinical services that are akin to being in a general out-patient clinic.

 

GOAL

To guarantee availability, accessibility, affordability and acceptability of tele-health care, information and system for ensuring healthy lives for all.

 

AIM

To develop and demonstrate the potentials of a tele-health care center in Abuja FCT, linking this center manned by medical doctors to persons, PHC practices (urban and rural) to support local population over 170 million and beyond.

*OUR ETHICS

Are bound to pay the PRICE with you

.effective partnership

.continuous reinvention

.clients’ individuality

.local content

.service excellence

 

 

 

We support people irrespective of their geographical locations by utilizing mainly telecommunications technology (telephone and video calls, text and picture messaging etc.) to deliver harmonized clinical health care, health information and/or at a distance assisting them through diverse health challenges; towards diagnosis, treatment and management of illnesses and diseases, injuries and accidents.

 

With a keen focus of putting the patient I the centre of his/her own health, our services will answer socio-clinical and biomedical questions, offer pharmaceutical guidance and prescriptions, proffer laboratory investigations and hospital referrals, set up health programs and plan follow up calls and arrange televisits. Providing convenient and confidential, accessible and affordable, secure and safe, effective and efficient virtual clinical options while keeping a close perspective on international best practise. In the simplest terms, we will connect anyone with a concern to clinical care. All you need is a phone.

Simply obtain our teleCLINICal  call cards, scratch the silver panel at the back to expose your 10 digit PIN. Then dial our access number where you will be asked to enter your PIN; entering a valid PIN gives u access to speak with a doctor directly. The doctor telecommutes with you through any health problems or questions, offering clarity and understanding with a focus on solutions to your problems or/ and answers to your questions. In our virtual clinics, depending on a host of assessments, you can interact with our various health consultants to our disease specialists. Please remember, you can call us even if it is to clarify the most embarrassing ambiguity about your health or seek a second clinical opinion on a prescription, whether you have a condition warranting specialist review or you need interpretation to an investigation, we will support you in any way feasible to optimal health.

 

Anyone can benefit from our various services and packages; more so, from literally anywhere you are; lagos or London, In the living room or the lavatory. We cam support you in Oklahoma, we can support you In Otueke, in Warii In the Delta State or in Warayan in Yobe State. Whether with back pain in the farm in Daura or a tooth ache in the market stall in Dutse; we can help you understand the genesis of your ailment and plan a pathway to a cure with you. You may be diabetic on the road to Aba or a hypertensive seating behind your office desk in the FCT.

The consequence of having wrong or no information when it comes to our health weather  personal/ population is felt beyond the single sufferer , it can affect our families, communities, and indeed whole societies; illnesses and injuries complicated by inability to manage same could cripple an economy (compare Ebola in Nigeria and Liberia )

  • There are communities where people walk/cycle; travel long distances to their nearest clinics for most basic consultation and even at that receive inadequate /inaccurate diagnosis due to no fault of theirs
  • In Nigeria today there is a huge disparity in both access to and distribution of health care (see inverse law of healthcare). The result of this can be multidimensional- education, income level, type of work environment, living condition, poverty alleviation vis-à-vis population health. So health care is not only inadequate. It is inequitable, with the most vulnerable being the ones most in need of it, yet the most deprived. This is injustice.
  • There are working mothers who may not just find time to keep up with multiple clinic appointments, busy executives who will rather self-medicate, young people who think they are too invincible to suffer the side effects of addiction, some who cannot be bothered by that dull ache because it is not serious enough, yet, to do something about and a whole lot of us too lazy to care, simply call us at Dial-A-Doc –Direct let us help you make these decisions that may or may not be affecting your health.

*As ofJuly, 2015 there were 148,495,205 GSM mobile lines in Nigeria, 2,057,519 CDMA lines and 188,741,005 fixed wired/wireless lines; consequently giving rise to a total of 150,741,005 phone lines which can mean 150,741,005 access to virtual clinical health care services. As of 2010, 43.989million and increasing Nigerians use the internet.

.As of January 2015, the Nigerian Medical Association recorded a total of 35,210 medical doctors inclusive of those practising in diaspora (approx.1/3). This means 23473 doctors are serving a population of over 170million people (1:over 7242persons). The story is not so different from other health personnels.

*life expectancy at birth: 52.62 years(country comparison to the world:212)

.Total fertility rate: 5.25 children born/woman (country comparison to the world: 13)

.Health expenditures: 5.3% of GDP( country comparison to the world: 127)

.Physicians density: 0.4 physicians/1,000 population ( country comparison to the world 121)

.Hospital bed density: 0.53 beds/1,000 population (country comparison to the world:104)

.Chronic disease prevalence 1:4 to 8 (country comparison to the world: 57)

.The UK Whole Systems Demonstrator(WSD) 2008 study on telemedicine involving 6191 patients and 238 GPs reported a 45% REDUCTION in mortality, 205 in emergency admission, 15% in A/E visits, 14% in elective admissions< 14% in bed days and 8% in health care tariff costs.

*A UK RCT on telemonitoring  of IVF patient showed a DECREASE in cost of care of approx.95%; from 15,000 to 800 pounds with no differences in pregnancy rate.

.The Australian Small World Social Breastfeeding Support had a 100% success rate with teletraining/telemonitoring of breast feeding mothers

.The Antenatal and Neonatal Guidelines, Education and Learning(ANGEL) Project enhanced access to care for high risk pregnant women living in rural areas using telesupport systems; reducing infant mortality remarkably by 0.5% mostly by increasing birthweight.

 

DIAL-A-DOC-DIRECT  will reshape public perception of health consumption; leveraging on technology in this case telecommunication technology to improve population health outcome; expand access to care, reduce overhead health care cost, disseminate health information and enhance general clinical experiences beyond the conventional patient-doctor encounter-gravitating us significant step closer to universal health coverage. The journal of quality and reliable health care technology has termed ‘tele-health’  the future of health care, opinion that while face to face health encounter remains the most important health service delivery is fast becoming the most expensive to deploy, more so as the number of those delivering  health care is decreasing at a pace almost parallel to the increasing number of those requiring  health care.

DIAL-A-DOC-DIRECT supports the need of innovative services redesigned for health care equity. Safe, appropriate new technologies are transforming the provision and delivery of care locally, globally; defining a growing awareness in population health management and maintenance as it intensifies the rising market’s interest  in the tele-technology. In looking to extend government capabilities  and public health interactions beyond traditional health care settings, we are developing a range of integrated strategies due in part to an almost ubiquitous availability in today’s societies, of mobile telephone users per household.

DIAL-A-DOC-DIRECT as a tele-health service provider takes into effective cognizance, efforts to put consumers at the center of their health care- providing the public with information / education needed to assume personal  responsibilities for their own health; maximising the power of technological innovations for the virtual provision of healthcare and the actual coordination of local healthcare systems, where people will play a major part in getting the kind of care they require; where they require it, when they require it and how they require it.

 

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Meet Dr. Ubiame Omas, a principal founder at Public Health Partner(PHP). An avid board-gamer, Dr. Omas has a pretty diverse but health-specific background as a Medical doctor(M.B.B.S University of Lagos), a public health practitioner (MPH King’s College London; UK Faculty of Public Health), a Public Health Researcher (Harvard school of public health certified) and a Project Manager( UK Prince2) A member of the Association of public health physicians of Nigeria(APHPN), Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) and Medial Women Association of Nigeria (MVAN); Dr. Ubiame Omas is a graduate of 2012 United Nations Geneva Study Program( UNGSP), She presently sits on the governing board, Federal University of Yobe, Yobe state.

Having worked most her clinical years with the Nigeria Ministry of Defence, Dr. Omas  is a staunch supporter of the Nigerian Armed forces. A volunteer for National Emergency Management Agency(NEMA) and Federal Road Safe Corp(FRSC), Dr. Omas started public health partner based o the simple principle of ‘ prevention is better than cure’