In remote villages, people lack access to quality health amenities for primary care, childcare and maternal care. About 75% of health infrastructure, medical manpower, and other health resources are concentrated in urban areas where 27% of the populations live. This lack of available health care results in patients who should easily have been treated developing complication, which too often result in serious health issues and even death.
Expenditure on health is one of the prime reasons why people are pushed below the poverty line. Many deaths in these areas can be prevented if detected and treated at an early stage. Early treatment will significantly reduce the health expenditure of people. The key to solving many health issues is creating a system of high quality preventive healthcare, so that the health problem is solved before it worsens.
Desta is providing basic primary health care in rural areas using the latest technological practices. Desta employs mobile phones, simple testing tools, its Village Managers, and analytical software supported by qualified doctors to provide basic primary health care assessments and consultancies.