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mDoc LLC mDoc, through its Doctor-in-a-tab service, is trying to take quality healthcare to the 3 Billion underserved people in rural areas of the world, using technology and community entrepreneurship.

Enterprise Development, SME; Health; Web, SaaS, Online Tech

OVERVIEW

Description

mDoc is a Bangladesh-based social enterprise that aims to provide access to qualified doctors for rural populations in the developing world, using local infrastructure and cutting-edge technology. Our service model bridges the divide between rural patients and urban doctors through a local intermediary. An established rural pharmacist is selected as a franchisee, and provided with a tablet application and training in basic medical examination. The pharmacist provides the remote doctor with objective patient data through the tablet, allowing for a much richer remote consultation than traditional call-a-doctor models. The use of existing rural infrastructure makes mDoc easy and cost-effective to set up and market, and has less barriers to adoption and as it leverages existing patient behaviors. The service has been able to successfully diagnose and treat numerous ailments including malaria, diabetes and diarrhea, and beneficiaries consistently express high satisfaction and positive outcomes. While we expect the fee collected from patients to be enough to cover all costs, the model can in the future be made even more sustainable and profitable through the addition of revenue streams such as consumer health surveys and revenue-sharing agreements with local health centers for patient referrals.

Target Market

Bangladesh and Myanmar currently, eventually global.

How We Create Impact

We are creating the world's first self-sustaining last-mile health delivery model for rural areas. By leveraging excess doctors in the city with technology, we are addressing the lack of doctors in remote areas. Patients are getting a quality consultation and this is helping prevent self-medication / drug abuse and exploitation from local quacks. Patients also seek care much earlier in their disease cycle, leading to less life-threatening emergencies and hence costs of treatment.

Date Founded

September 01, 2013

Stage

4) Early Customer Traction, Revenue

Outside Funds Raised

$681,000

Convertible note with 3 years maturity

OTHER

ADDITIONAL NEEDS

IT or Technical Assistance, Legal or Regulatory Advice

FINANCIAL SUMMARY

Stage

4) Early Customer Traction, Revenue

Outside Funds Raised

$681,000

Seeking

$100,000

Deadline: June 30, 2016

TEAM, BOARD, ADVISORS

Team

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AHMED BAKR

Head of Product, Research & Design @mDoc LLC, Founder at rastaRObosta, Global Fellow @Unreasonable Institute

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Board

Advisors