The New Barefoot Doctors

James Hare | 1 February 2019

One of our goals at eko.ai is to democratize healthcare, providing everyone with access to the tools and expertise that today only the lucky few can access.

In this piece, Dr Jeremy Lim, perfectly describes what we see as the first step towards this goal, The New Barefoot Doctors:

Consider…if we armed them with smartphones, portable diagnostic devices and access to cloud-based, AI-driven guidance systems. Even in the remotest of areas, the barefoot doctor 2.0 has a superpower—the ability to tap into a wealth of medical expertise from all over the world. For the 3.5 billion people who still do not have access to basic healthcare, this doctor’s black bag is going to make a real difference.