I had a personal connection to the struggles people in rural communities face regarding accessing healthcare. During my several years as an undergraduate medical student at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Nigeria, I witnessed firsthand the serious difficulties people in rural communities face in getting the preventive care and health insurance they need. Often, these communities are isolated and lack access to quality healthcare facilities, and many fear medical treatment's high costs. As a result, they tend to put off seeking medical attention until their health issues become extreme emergencies.
I was determined to find a solution to this problem. After years of surveys, research, and planning, we discovered that the major problem these people need is solutions that work for them after considering their financial and geographical status. Aside from inaccessibility because these people live in rural communities where technological solutions and telemedicine and virtually non-existent, an average person in the rural community lives on less than $20 (₦10,000) per month, yet existing solutions cost more than $10 (₦5,000) per month, also making them unaffordable for these people. No one came close to providing a solution that worked for them, and it didn't make sense because everyone was focusing on providing solutions to the already served population.
BoomerX is changing the focus of healthcare in rural communities from treating illness to preventing deaths, one community at a time. We are committed to improving rural communities' overall health and well-being.