Lucie de Clerck


Name: Lucie de Clerck

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Pesinet’s mission is to sustainably reduce child mortality by facilitating access to existing healthcare systems. We have designed a service for the remote medical monitoring of children under 5 using mobile technology and grassroots health agents. We deploy the service in partnership with primary community and public health centers in Mali and are currently extending activity to Burkina Faso.

With mobile health monitoring and cheap insurance cover, Pesinet brings prevention into households to sustainably reduce child mortality.

Mali faces dreadful levels of child & maternal mortality, mostly due to benign pathologies that could however easily be cured locally. Due to cultural, financial and geographical reasons, people resort rarely - and too late - to healthcare. As a result, untreated diseases get complicated and become lethal, while under-used health structures encounter economic difficulties.