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mDaktari Health Access Initiative

Daphne Ngunjiri of Access Afya in Kenya will integrate ChatGPT into a virtual clinic application, mDaktari, to support clinicians and better respond to patient inquiries. Poor quality healthcare results in 5.7 million deaths in low- and middle-income countries, emphasizing the need to increase healthcare quality as well as accessibility. Their mDaktari platform combines a digital and physical healthcare network, telemedicine, and localized patient health data to support patients and clinicians in low-income communities from diagnosis to treatment. They propose to scale their approach using Large Language Models (LLMs) and anonymous patient data from multiple sources. This will increase the scope, speed, and quality of responses to patients' queries in their preferred language, and support clinicians to provide accurate diagnoses and treatments. They will work with end users during the design and pilot phases and verify the accuracy of the AI with human medical professionals.

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