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Ignite Medical Services (IMS)

Leading Africa to a healthier tomorrow

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Ignite Medical Services (IMS) is reshaping healthcare in rural communities across emerging countries by utilizing advanced technology, tailor-made for on-field diagnosis and treatment. Since the COVID-19 outbreak, IMS has retargeted its operations, adjusting its products and technology to support medical teams in their fight against the virus.

The IMS diagnostic device allows for various medical indices given on the spot, allowing for fast, smart detection of the patient’s condition, eradicating the need for costly and lengthy lab tests. Based on our technology, we now deliver an established solution for the communities which need it most.

What is the need are you focusing on?

With underdeveloped infrastructure preventing access to reliable data, most local primary caregivers are struggling with a lack of knowledge, training, and crucial technologies. Coupled with the lowest ratio of physicians per capita in the world, dealing with the pandemic is almost impossible.

What is the best example of business adaption you’ve seen in response to COVID-19?

In Israel, the hotel industry collaborated with the government to operate "COVID-19 hotels" for people suspected of having the virus. Within 2 days, 5 mega-hotels opened, enabling thousands of people with suspicious symptoms to avoid home-quarantine with their families and stay at a hotel for a few weeks, all while non-stop medical observation. This is an inspiring use of resources, which are un-relevant to their everyday purpose while pivoting to provide a solution for a need we never knew before. This is an optimal "win-win-win" situation, with both the hotels' owners, the citizens, and the government enjoying the new solution. Re-targeting resources into the new needs and challenges is what we are trying to do, while focusing on remote, rural communities.

What is your profession?

Innovation leader

Where are you located (country)?


Where are you located (region)?

  • Europe

Which industry do you work in?

  • Business/Consulting
  • Healthcare/Medical
  • Technology

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