An Israeli startup is providing patients in war-torn Ukraine with access to virtual consultations with a doctor.
TytoCare will donate 380 of its devices together with healthcare partner Novant Health to communities in Ukraine that lack access to basic healthcare, through its new TytoCareS program.
It has previously donated several devices through this program to an orphanage in Chad.
The Netanya-based company allows people to self-conduct examinations of the heart, lungs, skin, throat, and ears as well as temperature readings from anywhere at any time with its device, and provide physicians with the clinical data they need to monitor, diagnose, and treat patients without an in-person visit.
“We are very proud that TytoCare is already impacting millions of people around the world across different modalities of care,” said Dedi Gilad, CEO and Co-Founder of TytoCare.
“We’re going one step further and enabling access to primary care for even more people, including those that don’t currently have access at all, whether due to location, economic situation, or geopolitical issues.”
TytoCare also recently donated its devices with the Sheba Medical Center to Ukrainian refugees in Moldova through the program. The Sheba team is training Ukrainian doctors to use the devices so that once they leave the country, the physicians can continue to use them to provide medical checks.
Before the Russian invasion, UNICEF delivered 50 TytoCare devices to 10 areas with little access to healthcare in Eastern Ukraine to make it easier for children to receive high-quality health care services.
TytoCare, founded in 2012, has partnered with over 180 major health systems and health plans around the world.