Vonage and DigiTalk Partner to Enable Telehealth Solutions Provided by AfroSaúde to Underserved Communities in Brazil

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Vonage, a global leader in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation, announced today that AfroSaúde, a social impact technology startup, has chosen Vonage to power its TeleCorona telehealth system. Partnering with leading Platform as-a-Service provider DigiTalk, Vonage is enabling AfroSaúde to bring advanced telehealth capabilities to communities in Bahia, Brazil. Using the Vonage Video API, AfroSaúde provides free, high quality medical and mental health care that is especially critical during the current global health crisis.

Through the TeleCorona system, AfroSaúde provides innovative digital health services and holistic solutions to underserved populations. By connecting volunteer multidisciplinary healthcare professionals from across Brazil the organization addresses larger socio economic challenges. With more than 2.5 million people in Salvador, the capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia in the Northeast region, AfroSaúde is providing healthcare to those who need it most but who often do not have access to immediate and quality medical help.

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“When the crisis struck and we launched the TeleCorona system, it was imperative to have the necessary tools that would enable seamless, secure and real-time connectivity to provide patients with the best possible care,” said Arthur Lima, the Founder of AfroSaúde. “Vonage provided us with the ability to build a solution specific to our unique needs that can also grow and adapt as our needs evolve. Our mission is to make quality healthcare accessible for all the people of Brazil. With Vonage’s unique technology capabilities we are empowered to make quality, immediate and secure medical care accessible for everyone in Brazil from anywhere.”

DigiTalk and Vonage came together through the Vonage Connect partner program, a network of AI, BOT and technology platform providers leveraging Vonage APIs to enable brands to build solutions and create unique, intelligent, personalized customer experiences. Together, Vonage and DigiTalk, are empowering healthcare providers with programmable video capabilities to provide patients with access to medical care with real-time, secure video consultation and video chat – from anywhere.

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“Vonage is proud to partner with DigiTalk and help AfroSaúde to enable life-changing medical care capabilities to those in Brazil who need it most,” said Mark Summerson, Global VP – API Partners for Vonage. “As the need for remote and virtual medical care increases, especially during these challenging times, we are delighted that Vonage’s video technology is helping to make healthcare available to those most in need.”

Vonage powers many of the world’s largest telemedicine providers. Vonage’s video has been a worldwide leader in webRTC video solutions since the webRTC standard was established in 2012. For organizations like AfroSaúde that need the benefit of video conferencing but also have complex compliance and security requirements, the programmability and flexibility of Vonage’s Video API enable embedded security measures to protect the privacy and security of patient information.

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