Using Technology to Improve Access, Utilization and Monitoring of Health in Nigeria

“Technology is changing a whole lot of things…the way we see our health should also change.” Dr. Nkiruka Orajiaka, Product Advisor, Hugh Alies.

New Media Fellows 2013

By Jennifer Ehidiamen

April 02, 2013

Also published at Ventures Africa

Hugh Alies is a technology solutions company with a focus on health. Founded a year and half ago, the Nigeria-based company and member of mhealth alliance aims to create health value among Nigerians through the use of mobile phones, email etc. thus bridging the gap between patients and their care providers.

In this exclusive Interview, Dr. Nkiruka Orajiaka, product advisor at Hugh Alies, sheds light on the operations of the company, its challenges and goals for improving health care delivery in the country.

She also explains how Nigerians can better maximize technology to improve access, utilization and monitoring of health.


Jennifer Ehidiamen is a Senior Reporter and Media Trainer at Global Press Institute (GPI). She is a 2013 IRP New Media Fellow reporting on health and development in Nigeria.

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