NIGERIA— In a strategic move to expand its footprint in Africa, U.K. based Clinitouch through a partnership deal with Nigerian health advisory company, Utopian Health Services.

Through Africa’s most populous nation, Clinitouch endeavors to penetrate and expand the West African market with its cutting edge smart remote patient monitoring technology.

The remote patient monitoring technology, developed by UK-based Spirit Health, allows medical professionals to track people’s health from anywhere, helping to provide better care outside of hospitals & clinic

As a leading healthcare business advisory, Utopian’s network and insight will be key to understanding their local populations’ healthcare needs and where our technology is best placed.

Utopian joins Clinitouch’s Partner Programme in move that is expected to improve patient outcomes across Nigeria. 

Dr John Adesioye, CEO at Utopian Health Services Limited, said, “The landscape for remote patient monitoring in Nigeria is slowly evolving and we want to be at the forefront of that advancement.  

Dr. Adesioye added that Clinitouch had a platform that was established, with evidence-based examples of improved access to care for patients and better outcomes across multiple conditions, and therefore the partnership fits his company’s vision of best practice healthcare delivery.

Amaka Ekezie, International Market Advisor for West Africa at the Department for Business and Trade commented that this was indeed a groundbreaking milestone for digital healthcare in Nigeria.

We at the Department for Business and Trade are committed to fostering healthy partnerships and strengthening relationships for trade advancement across the globe – hence, we are excited about the potential that this partnership holds not just for Nigeria but for Africa at large, Ekezie mentioned.

Bruce Adams, Commercial Director at Clinitouch mentioned that during their conversations over the last few months, it become clear that there was huge potential for Clinitouch to support better clinical and patient outcomes in Nigeria.

Having Utopian as a local partner who understand both the specific healthcare challenges in Nigeria and the opportunities to apply this technology is fantastic, and we look forward to launching a project together soon, Adams said.

Bringing true and tried healthcare solutions to Africa

Clinitouch-led solutions have been in place in the NHS since 2011, connecting patients with their clinical teams remotely.

The multi-award-winning technology is behind one of the biggest healthcare at home projects in the UK, and now powers over 25 remote monitoring pathways across diseases including diabetes, heart failure and COPD.

The technology is now being expanded into multiple new territories worldwide via a global Partner Program that’s backed by the UK’s Department for Business and Trade.

This announcement in Nigeria follows previous launches in South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago, with further countries to be announced soon.

For instance, by adding the Clinitouch patient application to its existing portfolio of digital health software, South Africa- based Synaxon hoped to provide healthcare organisations with real-time remote measurements of patients’ vital signs and symptoms, allowing medical teams to provide more proactive care from any location.

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