1mg have created an innovative eHospital aiming to remove geographical barriers between patients and medical specialists around the world.

Health care is human capital intensive and specialist doctors are usually geographically dispersed, so may not be within traveling distance for many, especially for rural communities. At MediAngels, you potentially have every type of health care professional available regardless of physical location. MediAngels makes it possible to consult a specialist remotely for any ailment, at any given time, directly from home. The company also has an extensive plan for philanthropy, planning to make free consultations available in remote, rural areas of China, India, and sub-Saharan Africa.

Why you should care

By delivering quality health care at the click of a mouse, 1mg transcends barriers of distance, cost, and time zones, and enables consultations with specialists when convenient, which also cuts transportation costs and emissions. It is important to stress that MediAngels currently is only meant to complement, not replace, the physical interaction between physicians and patients.

How the Global Goals are addressed

Good Health and Well-Being

Over 400 million people do not have access to essential health care. 1mg’s eHospital aims to change that by providing access to specialist knowledge for those in areas difficult to reach.

Reduced Inequalities

Online hospital services can cut transportation requirements and costs for patients and professionals. A typical query can cost as little as $10, possibly reducing inequalities between wealthy and poor.