When Loveth Metiboba’s baby had diarrhoea, she worried that taking him to a clinc near her home in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, might expose them both to the coronavirus. “The idea of going to the clinic was very scary,” said Metiboba, a researcher for charity.
Instead, the clinc, run by Nigerian health technology firm eHealth Africa, sent her a web browser link to hold a video chat with a doctor who diagnosed her son with a mild illness and prescribed medicine to avoid dehydration.
Across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated changes in the way medicine is practiced as medical care increasingly begins with an online consultation rather than a face-to-face meeting…
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