Bisa Health Application
Bisa means “ask” in the Ghanaian Twi language. It is a mobile application that allows users with an Android ,iphone or Windows phone to directly interact with medical practitioners without being physically present at the hospital. This is an advantage to people who need medical care and advice but are not able to visit the hospital for various reasons like poverty , long queues at the hospital , the fear of stigmatization, especially for people who have symptoms of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) makes them embarrassed to seek the needed treatment. As a result of these reasons and others, there is a gap in the healthcare system where some people are not able to easily seek medical help when needed. However, healthcare is a basic amenity which everyone should be able to access and Bisa seeks to address this disparity in access to healthcare.
This app does not only address the problems of getting medical attention from qualified doctors but it also helps in the prevention and spread of disease by providing up-to-date information on the epidemiology and pathogenesis of common diseases and how to control spread of diseases during outbreaks.
OUR AMAZING TEAM
Dr Dennis Addo
Dennis Addo is a physician, entrepreneur and a dreamer who is passionate about healthcare in Africa. He is the founder and CEO of Claron Health International, an innovative corporate health & wellness company involved in the delivery of medical and preventive health services in Ghana and other parts of Africa. He believes in Innovative and Smart healthcare solutions to make a big impact on healthcare delivery. These include telemedicine application, activity monitoring and personalized care. His passion sterns from his working experiences in many remote rural communities in Ghana and other parts of Africa as a physician.
Dr Emmanuel Ofori
Dr Emmanuel Ofori is a medical doctor currently working at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. He has been involved as a volunteer in many outreach programs including ones organised by Global Alliance for poverty reduction and Global Touch Mission. He has thus built experience in attending to people from different backgrounds in different places across the country. He is highly motivated and professional and proves himself to many as selfless. He enjoys internal medicine especially cardiology, endocrinology, neurology and rheumatology.
Dr Kizi Serbeh-Yiadom
Dr. Kizi Serbeh-Yiadom is a medical doctor currently working in the Police Hospital. Her diverse background includes local and international experience in both medical and non-medical fields. This experience has shaped her approach to medicine as her interests include preventive medicine, health education and a focus on the total well-being of the individual and not just the absence of disease. She looks forward to being a positive part, as pioneer and game changer, of the ever evolving healthcare industry.
Dr Kweku Agyemang Duah
Dr Kwaku Agyemang Duah is a General practitioner currently working at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and has worked several for years with Child to Child Health Center, an NGO in conjunction with Ministry Of Health,which spearheaded the Malaria Free Future Campaigns in Ghana. He has been involved in several health outreach programs in the country and has built his experience in attending to people .He is highly motivated, dedicated and clinically competent General practitioner caring for patients from a wide range of cultural background. He is professional and very committed to pursuing a role which can help people maintain their health and quality of life.
Dr Lawrence Osei-Tutu
Dr Lawrence Osei-Tutu is a passionate, innovative and solution-oriented, indigenously trained Ghanaian doctor specialising in General Paediatrics. He has acquainted himself with the various health needs of the Ghanaian child and his/her caregivers; taking healthcare solutions to them through industry, advocacy and the propagation of medical knowledge and skills via teaching of clinical medical students. He is a competent Paediatric Haematology-Oncology Specialist, Lecturer, health advocate and Research Fellow capable of practising and teaching within and outside Africa.
Dr William Menson
Dr William Nii Ayitey Menson is a Ghanaian primary care physician and public health professional. As a doctor, he has worked in different parts of Ghana, in both paid and volunteer positions. He is currently studying for a Master of Public Health degree at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. His major professional interests are primary healthcare, international development, mHealth as well as Health Policy and Management. He hopes to use his experience, knowledge and skills to improve access to quality health for underserved populations. Described by his colleagues as a natural leader, he visualises a future where healthcare is available to every household.
Dr. Prince Opuni Quarcoo
Dr. Prince Opuni Quarcoo, is an Optometrist currently working in Tema with Empat-Caiquo Medical Centre. He is dedicated to providing professional eye care services to all and sundry. He co – authored a publication in the journal of ophthalmic and vision research 2015 on Ocular health and safety assessment of mechanics in the Cape Coast Metropolis. As a primary eye care provider, he is better placed to provide the public with all the information they need and answer their questions appropriately.
Eric Amoako Twum
Eric Amoako Twum is Country Director One Africa Media, owners for (cheki.com.gh)and (Jobberman.com.gh)He has had over 15 years Branding ,Marketing and Management experience with Orange, Tigo and Nestle. Currently pursuing a PHD in Innovation Management. Holds an MA Marketing from the Birmingham City University and a Chartered Marketer CIM UK.
Mama Ntiriwa Sekyi-Djan
Mama Ntiriwa Sekyi-Djan is currently a medical student at Oxford University. She is passionate about medical research and is especially interested in engaging and empowering the youth in medical research as a way of strengthening this area in Ghana. She believes that quality healthcare and accurate medical information should be easily accessible and affordable to everyone with no exceptions. She is therefore very excited to be a part of a highly motivated team that is passionate about making this a reality. She will be involved in Bisa’s research department where she will be working diligently to ensure that this service reaches everyone and that users receive maximum satisfaction and the full benefits of the app.
Raindolf Owusu is a software developer and a technology entrepreneur. He was a software developer with Thoughtworks Uganda, web manager at EMG Multimedia, application developer at IBM and is currently the founder/CEO of Oasis Websoft. He has a proven track record of successful projects. He deployed Africa’s first web browser called Anansi, Anansipedia an educational platform, Ebola Ghana alert during the ebola crisis and now Bisa, a mobile application that allows the public to ask doctors questions, guidelines, information and tips for managing their health. He is a 2015 Washington Mandela Fellow which gave him the opportunity to meet President Barack Obama in a conference in August, 2015. In December 2015, he was named one of the 100 influential Africans by New African Magazine.
Rd. Salomey Kokoro
Rd. Salomey Kokoro is a registered dietitian passionate about health and nutrition promotion pertaining to lifestyle diseases and public health. She has Coordinated and participated in many nutrition screening exercises for deprived communities as well as cooperate bodies. Having previously worked at the Ridge Regional Hospital Salomey is currently the clinical dietitian at Claron Medical Center. She describes it as exceedingly fulfilling to see many individuals and families improve their health through healthy nutrition and lifestyle modification.