Moroccan e-health platform DabaDoc expands to Algeria, Tunisia

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Moroccan startup DabaDoc, which allows users to find doctors and book appointments online, has expanded to Algeria and Tunisia, with the platform now supporting over 2,000 doctors in the three countries.

Launched early last year by sister and brother Zineb Drissi Kaitouni and Driss Drissi Kaitouni, DabaDoc allows thousands of patients each month to connect with doctors through its platform, and features doctors in 72 different specialties across 50 cities.

Zineb told Disrupt Africa the startup plans to expand into other markets in the next few months, while it will also be rolling out a subscription-based service for doctors on the platform, with the service currently free to use.

She said though changing user habits can be difficult, DabaDoc was making good progress and seeing string growth.

“We have seen a continuous improvement in conversion rates and returning users since the launch of DabaDoc,” she said.

“Users realise the time saved and hassle avoided of booking a doctor appointment online. They help the platform grow by spreading the word around them and using the platform repeatedly.”

Self-funded thus far, DabaDoc has been recognised in a number of competitions in its 18 months of existence. It was selected as one of 10 startups in the MENA region to participate in the Aspen Blackstone programme in Silicon Valley, while it took first place at the GIST competition in Casablanca.

DabaDoc was invited to present at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Marrakesh in November of last year, while it was also one of ten startups selected for the ArabNet Beirut competition in February of last year.

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