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Empowering Global Health with Telemedicine

AXESS Networks, COMITAS e-Health and Wazima Health join forces to revolutionize healthcare with eHealth solutions in Africa

Cologne/Bonn (Germany), Madrid (Spain), London (England), March 28, 2023 – AXESS Networks, a global leader of satellite communications solutions provider, Wazima Health, Africa’s Integrated e-Health Telemedicine and Health management UK company and COMITAS e-Health, a Spanish Telemedicine Service Provider, hereby announce their joint partnership.

Three strong partners – one common goal: making healthcare accessible to everyone

The collaboration brings together the expertise and resources of three of the most innovative companies in this field. By leveraging the latest technologies and tools, the companies will provide access to medical services, including screening, diagnosis, and treatment, to people in areas with limited access to healthcare.

  • AXESS provides satellite, fiber and wireless communications solutions, including among other services VSAT networks and project management expertise.
  • Wazima, the Integrated Healthcare system provider, focuses on point of care screening, access to diagnosis, Electronic Health Records referral, medicines, monitoring and support for continuous care.
  • COMITAS e-Health specializes in the provision of professional telemedicine services, hardware and software that efficiently support the remote medical exploration of any kind of patients.

The parties share the common goal to make quality healthcare in Africa more accessible.

Health as a Human Right – The World Health Organization (WHO) works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. To make health for all a reality, everyone must have access to high quality health services – when and where they need it – without the risk of falling into poverty due to the resulting costs. Universal health coverage is expressed in the United Nations 2030 Agenda (Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 3). The WHO constitution acknowledges the “highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental right of every human
being. [This] recognizes a legal obligation on states to ensure access to timely, acceptable, and affordable healthcare”.

Seizing opportunities of digital technologies – The partners have developed comprehensive solutions for the provision of telemedicine services via satellite in remote areas, making it possible for patients to receive medical care without having to travel to a healthcare facility. Services are made available in specialist sites like medical care centres, hospitals, pharmacies or diagnostic centres where medical professionals are located in real-time, as well as in remote sites, equipped with a remote medical examination system. A further service offered is medical assistance and
consultancy by graduates in medicine and surgery. It can also involve doctors sharing or discussing, digital X-ray images.

“Universal health coverage has become even more crucial with the pandemics”, says Ralf Schmitz Chief Commercial Officer of AXESS EMEA. “The global demand for new digital technologies that contribute to the accessibility of healthcare has significantly increased. We are convinced that telemedicine will establish itself as a new form of healthcare provision. We look forward to joining forces with our excellent partners to make healthcare accessible to everyone, whenever and wherever they need it.”

Elizabeth Adeshina, CEO at WAZIMA Health says: “Our mission is to transform Africa’s access to healthcare, covering the full continuum of essential health services, from health promotion to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care. We welcome the partnerships with AXESS and Comitas to further fulfill our mission: making affordable quality healthcare a norm across Africa.”

Aquilino Antuña, CEO at COMITAS e-Health states: “Our partnership will help to improve the quality and accessibility of medical services, and we are sure that it is the right way to address challenges regarding healthcare services in Africa. We are thrilled to partner with AXESS and Wazima. Bringing our collective expertise and resources to the table will make a real impact in the lives of people across Africa.”

The multi-year exclusive partnership agreement comes into effect in March 2023.

About AXESS Networks

AXESS Networks is a leader in satellite telecommunications solutions. It provides turnkey solutions tailored to the individual requirements of its customers. AXESS Networks, now part of the HISPASAT group, was founded in 2019 from two well-established companies in Europe and Latin America. It operates and owns its teleports in Germany, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. AXESS Networks offers an exceptional quality of service to its customers wherever and whenever they need it. In 2021, AXESS was the Independent Teleport of the Year according to the WTA (World Teleport Association). Today, AXESS Networks has a team of more than 200 employees, operating
around 9,000 sites in more than 50 countries on four continents. www.axessnet.com

For further inquiries, please contact: Corinne Effinger – Press Officer: corinne.effinger@axessnet.com

Wazima Health is Sub-Saharan Africa’s Integrated digital healthcare company addressing the challenges of access to quality continuous wrap-around healthcare. Launched in 2016, we provide those with NonCommunicable (NCDs) and Chronic Diseases, Acute (non-emergency) cases and Women’s health with point of care screening, access to doctors and medicines, referral, monitoring and support using our customised Telemedicine & health management Software. We have served nearly 300,000 users providing access to doctors and other medical providers, medicines and early diagnosis; carried out Women’s health interventions to about 64.7% of users served, Maternal and infant mortality
intervention and reductions for 38.4% from 3000 cohort triaged to specialist care, over 16,000 NCDs diagnosed and 146,000 health screenings carried out. We are contributing to building Africa’s healthcare data, securing Personal health Information and making healthcare more accessible to rural areas. Wazima Health is operational in Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania, Rwanda and Kenya.

Direct further inquiries to our team: info@wazima.health o wecare@wazima.health

COMITAS e-Health, is a pioneer company in the provision of telemedicine services, with more than 25 years in the sector. During all these years, he has worked with clients such as the Spanish Army, penal institutions, large fishing boats and also serving in different humanitarian missions, in Afghanistan and Libya. COMITAS e-Health has a private network isolated from the Internet protected by the most advanced security systems, which allow a secure connection and confidentiality to its clients. In addition, all systems are redundant to avoid service drops, which guarantees their 24/365 availability. Regardless of the telecommunications connection available to the end customer: fiber optic, satellite,
4G, 5G, etc., COMITAS establishes its own strongly encrypted private network on this infrastructure that guarantees the integrity and confidentiality of the information they transport.

For further inquiries, please contact: info@comitas.es