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Medicine nearby
While people in metropolitan areas in East and West. Africa suffer from rising living costs, those in rural areas have limited access to basic infrastructure. This is particularly true in Uganda, a country where the population density is not particularly high. Many people live in regions where public transport either is lacking or for the majority of locals is unaffordable.

In Uganda, more than 75% of all private health care facilities are located in major urban areas, yet 80% of the country’s population lives outside these areas. Kaaro Health provides health care entrepreneurs with support and innovative solutions, offering a medical and solarpower equipment hire service and running professional and management training. As Kaaro Health’s goal is to offer quality primary health care to rural communities, they have also developed a clinic solution based on repurposed shipping containers that provide the space for experienced doctors to conduct remote consultations (using telemedicine).