Providing telehealth accessibility for conflict-affected communities.
UNDP Libya, Harvard Social Innovation and Change Initiative, Harvard Innovation Labs / Centre for Public Leadership, MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund, Seedstars, MIT Legatum Center, Echoing Green, Aspen Institute, UNDP Chief Digital Office, Libyana, STREAM accelerator
The target problem that Speetar aims to solve is the collapsing of the healthcare system in countries and areas that are conflict zones. In 2021, 50% of Libyan households (3.5M people) do not have access to health care services (2021 UN Humanitarian Needs Review). Around 1/4 of public healthcare facilities are closed, with under-investment and conflict exacerbating severe staff shortages. Libya's health crisis does not affect everyone equally. Women and girls are more likely to face obstacles in health care access due to lacking documentation or a male companion (both are required by Libyan public health) (UN Women 2020). In this sense, Speetar aims to creating healthcare access and equity as a critical foundation to ensuring justice, opportunity, and rights. Lack of healthcare access shapes the daily realities of the two billion people globally who live in conflict zones (e.g., Somalia, Afghanistan, Yemen, Sudan, CAR).
Speetar is a telehealth provider that offers accessible, affordable quality healthcare in the adverse conditions of conflict-affected communities.
Speetar pursues the closing of the divide by integrating low connectivity features and offline features. Through its Health Dots, Speetar provides community access points for entirely disconnected, hard-to-reach populations, that provide both digital community access to connect with healthcare providers and digital education and training to increase digital literacy.
"Strategic partnership with the Hagarla Institute and UNDP Somalia. Early-stage expansion plans (Sudan). Strategic partnership with Rowad Foundation and Coding Academy (Yemen). Strategic partnership with Danjuma Adda, CEO of CFID Taraba and Chagro-Care Trus, a local healthcare provider focused on providing healthcare to hepatitis patients (Nigeria). "